Was Meriwether Lewis of ‘Lewis and Clark’ fame murdered?

Published on June 19th, 2009 | by Admin


Did Meriwether Lewis take his own life, or did thieves of political enemies murder him? His descendants have now requested that his body be exhumed to see what evidence can be found.

“What we want is the truth,” said Howell Lewis Bowen, 73, Lewis’ great-great-great-great nephew. “We’ve had one roadblock after another. It’s very frustrating — every time we take a step forward, we have to take two steps back.”

Some historians have criticized the effort, and how much evidence is in Lewis’ grave is a matter of debate.

Several archeologists have signed on to help the family, including James Starrs, a professor of law and forensic sciences at George Washington University who has worked with the family since the mid-1990s, and anthropologists at Middle Tennessee State University.

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One Response to Was Meriwether Lewis of ‘Lewis and Clark’ fame murdered?

  1. Lowrus says:

    Clarke made many enemies in his early military life and later, but his closeness to Jefferson kept him out of harms way. He was also supported and took all the gloryy from his “partner” clarke

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