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Lewis, Clark, and York

50 minutes
Online

This 3-actor educational reenactment focuses on a third figure central to the famous historical expeditionA childhood servant of Clark, York was crucial to the journey’s success. York hunted for food, smooth relations with Native Americans, cared for the ill, and discovered new plants and animals throughout the trek across America. York was also responsible for striking a friendly relationship with Sacagawea, daughter of a Shoshone Chief and wife of Toussaint Charbonneau, the French fur trader hired as an interpreter for the journey. This performance teaches children the value of tenacity, strength, and perseverance found in two often-overlooked, unsung heroes of the great Lewis and Clark expedition.

Ages
8+
Grades
3-8
three actors in Lewis Clark and York
man in brown shirt and red neck scarf
woman in braids with man in brown shirt

Credits

Book by: Deondra Kamau Means

Music by: Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

Lyrics by: Tom Johnson

Additional Lyrics by: Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

Adapted from YORK by Tom Johnson through The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Roderick Justice Producing Artistic Director

Directed by Maddie Burgoon Jones

Show Resources

Study Guides
Lewis, Clark, and York
Show Companion Activity Packet
30 minutes of self-guided, show-related activities with an answer key.

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