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Very interesting. Nice to know more about U.S. history and those less famous in the times of it all.

Hi Nancy,

Thank you so much for leaving your comment!

Inside tells me, that York was actually graduated to New York. At least that's what I'm going to call him. And there he is free. I am grateful for him, and he's the Superior in my eyes. At least, he is with his loved one now and his prayer to God was answered.

I did not know this piece of history. Thanks so much for this - more please!

Hi Anna,

I am so glad tha you enjoyed the blog post.  Thank you so much for your comment!

Great post! He was such a fascinating American. I strongly recommend the historical fiction book "I Should Be Extremely Happy In Your Company," which explores the Lewis & Clark Expedition from the alternating points of views of Lewis, Clark, Sacagewea, and York. All of whom seem like incredible people, very different from each other, trying to accomplish something that had never been done before. Thanks again for bringing us this great reporting on York.

Hi Joel,

Thank you so much for reading the blog and I will definitely read that book.  

Thank you for the information on York. Readers should know that African American men had a reputation of being able to get along with Native Americans. African American men often accompanied French and British fur traders and trappers in the West long before Lewis and Clark went on their expedition.

And shamefully, the Buffalo Soldiers murdered Native Americans for whites.

What’s your point & what does that have to do with this story? Without York, Lewis & Clark wouldn’t exist & was he given what the others received? Nope, still a slave. Yet, you decided to conveniently skim past that to bring up an irrelevant & untrue point.


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