about Americas first expedition through
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Following Lewis and Clarks expedition
to the Northwest and after Pikes first expedition to the
headwaters of the Mississippi, Pikes second Western expedition
through the Southwest began in 1806 to 1807.
Pike and the Blue Mountain" is the premier film production on
Pike's amazing exploits, and I have no doubt that it will remain
a standard in the future."
Clive G. Siegle
Executive Director Zebulon Pike
As seen on Rocky Mountain PBS
Association for State and Local History
Oakland, California (originally sponsored
by The Colorado Historical Society)
Traversing an uncharted region inhabited
by numerous Indian tribes and in the far Southwest,
the Spanish, Pike followed a tortuous route through
some of the Wests roughest country in the dead
Almost two hundred years ago,
what began as the young
Lieutenants second grand adventure soon became
an ordeal of survival in the savage winter snows.
Photographed where it happened
with the advisement of experts on: Pike (W. Eugene Hollon,
author of The Lost Pathfinder), the military
(James Kochan, U.S. Army Historian for the period 1783
to 1830), Indian tribes and the era (National Archives
and the Smithsonian).