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William Clark: Indian Diplomat
William Clark is a giant among American explorers. He helped connect our young east to our expansive west. He left behind an overwhelming amount of detail in his journals. His role in the Lewis and Clark expedition assured him a place in American myth. But he was only thirty-six when he returned from his transcontinental journey. What about the other thirty years of his life? Historian Jay Buckley explores the explorer's later life in his new book, William Clark: Indian Diplomat. Has history been too kind to Clark? We're discussing the story after the story and some of the answers may surprise you.—Original airdate: 6/23/2008

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