Denver: Allan Swallow, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; 288 pages. Illustrations. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (minor wear to extremities; small scrape to "Vardis" on spine). Item #18951
The debate whether Meriwether Lewis committed suicide or was murdered continues to this day. Arguments are made convincingly for both methods. "At this point we come face to face with one of the great mysteries in American history. On this spot, at Grinder's Stand, a great American died, when still a young man. He died this evening or night of the next day, and was buried in a split-oak coffin in a hole in the earth, up the ridge about four or five hundred feet north of the cabins...Did he kill himself or was he murdered?" - What Happened at Grinder's Stand.