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Lewis and Clark and Sex Bombs

Yesterday, I posed the question: WE DON’T KNOW IF MERIWETHER LEWIS FATHERED ANY ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN IN HIS LIFETIME. HOW MANY DID CLARK SIRE DURING THEIR TRAVELS?

Answer: Clark fathered at least one illegitimate child with a Nez Perce squaw (or squar, as he was wont to spell it.)

Because the Corps of Discovery were Sex Bombs, after all.

Stopping along the Missouri shore.

And spreading their stuff amongst willing single ladies.

And married ladies.

Their Sex Bombs were the ultimate Open Relationships.

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August is Meriwether Lewis’ Birthday Month. I hope I honor him as a hero in my debut novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis. It’s getting great reviews, but it needs more readers.

Kindle copies of the book are $2.99 in honor of Meriwether Lewis’ birthday month, and a new paperback version is available now.

Click below to give Merry the birthday gift of remembrance.

Or, if you know someone who’s balked at paying $4.99 for a novel that’s garnering great reviews, share this post with them and let them know about the discounted price.

Heck, at $2.99, you can give the gift of reading to several people in your life.

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TODAY’S MERIWETHER LEWIS BIRTHDAY MONTH TRIVIA QUESTION:

HOW DID MERRY (MERIWETHER LEWIS) TREAT SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES ACQUIRED BY THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY?

42 Comments Post a comment
  1. I wonder if their sex bombs had short fuses…. Har, har!

    August 2, 2014
  2. Have you read the novel “One Thousand White Women . . . ” ? It is based on some sort of treaty concocted by US government in 1875 whereas 1,000 white women were married off to the Cheyenne to integrate the Cheyenne into white society. The women in the novel were all escaping something in their lives (jail, prostitution, poverty, etc). We had a lively book discussion on it a few years ago.

    August 2, 2014
    • I read “One Thousand White Women” and hadn’t considered until now, that it’s premise was similar to that which Andra used; that fiction centered around facts and the “what if?” factor. I must say, however, that “To Live Forever . . .” was, for me, much more quickly paced and I wanted to keep reading to know what happened next. I was not so compelled with Mr. Fergus’ novel; it took me weeks to work my way through it.

      August 3, 2014
      • I agree completely, Karen, that Andra’s book was much more compelling a read. I probably would not have red “One Thousand White Women” if our book group wasn’t reading it, but, we did have a lively discussion on it, going off on other tangents. It came to mind again as I was thinking about the expedition and all the Native American women waiting for the men and the reasons behind it and this crazy idea of the US government later to use white women for similar “purposes”.
        I really enjoy the conversations that spring up on Andra’s blog. 🙂

        August 3, 2014
    • The US Government had several crazy ideas about native treatment, and they were all terrible. I wonder whether we’d have some of the problems we have today (environmentally) if we had adapted to the native lifestyle of nomadic sharing of land rather than the European idea of owning land.

      August 4, 2014
      • If the entire world’s population had been more interested in working together, preserving and sharing what we had/have, rather than hogging and hoarding maybe we wouldn’t have such horrible problems all around in the world today. Of course, I know that’s a Pollyanna view, but still…..

        August 4, 2014
  3. Trivia: mercury and a hot metal rod. Yikes.

    August 2, 2014
    • Your answer made me cringe. They must’ve been miserable to endure that treatment.

      August 4, 2014
  4. Merry sounds more interesting every moment:)

    August 3, 2014
    • He has always been one of the most interesting characters in American history to me, Roger.

      August 4, 2014
  5. I love what your doing with Lewis and Clark. I am walking their path (as best I can) and I find your segments about their personal life a humanizing element that is needed for so many historical figured we put on pedestals. Great work!

    August 3, 2014
    • Thanks. I’m glad I had a few great history teachers like you to inspire my love of the subject.

      August 4, 2014
  6. Have you seen http://lewis-clark.org/ ?

    August 3, 2014
  7. That’s quite a pretty, and suggestive, bath bomb you’ve got there, Miss Andra. Hope your time in AZ was magical, sexy and …da bomb!

    August 3, 2014
    • Lush makes the best sex bombs……..

      August 4, 2014
      • Yes, but I have to plug my nose the entire time I’m in their store. Holy assault on my nostrils, dude! They need to figure out venting in that place!

        August 4, 2014
      • It does prevent my lingering. I go in, buy my bath bombs and get out.

        August 4, 2014
  8. I sent the link to the Lewis and Clark Encounter center in Sioux City. They are an awesome place to stock it!

    August 3, 2014
    • The publisher is making a more comprehensive list of these for the next release. I’ll definitely follow up with them. Thank you!!

      August 4, 2014
  9. Oh my!

    August 4, 2014
  10. I squirm every time you say that someone balks at $4.99. I hope that hasn’t actually been true, but people are funny! I would love to know more about his ancestors if indeed he had one child. There are always going to be so many questions and before I read your wonderful book I didn’t concern myself with them at all. Now I really want to know!

    August 6, 2014

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