Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Meriwether Clark: Was it suicide?

1809 Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, USA, at an inn called Grinder’s Stand, the death by gunshot of Meriwether Lewis (b. 1774), 35, leader (with William Clark) of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He was shot to death under mysterious circumstances at a tavern about 70 miles from Nashville, Tennessee en route to Washington.

The question of whether his death was from suicide (as is widely believed) or murder (as contended by his family) has never been settled ...

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