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They made it: David Thompson Columbia River Brigade

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End in sight: The Brigade will finish their month-and-a-half long trip later this Friday (July 15) afternoon. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015596034_apwacolumbiahistorypaddle1stldwritethru.html

Brigade in Wenatchee – Here's World staff writer Rick Steigmeyer’s introduction of the David Thompson Brigade on June 25th just before the canoes passed through town.

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2011/jun/25/brigade-travels-in-explorers-wake/

This is the home site for the 2011 David Thompson Columbia River Brigade. It gives information about the trip and a detailed map of the progress of the brigade.

http://2011brigade.org/

Practice makes perfect. This video shows groups of people in the David Thompson Brigade training for their excursion.

The man who mapped the Northwest. Here's an in-depth look at the life of David Thompson and an extensive review of his achievements as an explorer and cartographer. http://www.northwestjournal.ca/V1.htm

'A' grade. This article contains a detailed evaluation of Thompson’s work. It critiques his surveying skill and shows his mathematical calculations in an attempt to explain how he navigated so that we can better understand his work. http://www.northwestjournal.ca/dtnav.html

‘A Year in the Life of a Canoe Brigade’ A very interesting article about the lives of people in a canoe brigade 200 years ago. It covers the positions of the men, the supplies they carried, and how they traveled and dealt with challenges along the way.

http://www.northwestjournal.ca/XVII2.htm

Honor where honor is due – Here's how Oregon lawmakers recognized the achievements of David Thompson and his contributions to the history of Oregon.

http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hcr1.dir/hcr0017.en.html

How it’s made. This article gives us details on the construction of the voyageur canoe, which is the type of canoe used by David Thompson and by the David Thompson Brigade on their modern-day expeditions.

http://www.voyageurcanoe.com/features.htm

Here's a clip from the 2008 expedition that traveled from Rocky Mountain House to Lake Superior. The video was posted in anticipation of the 2011 celebration journey of David Thompson that would take riders down the length of the Columbia River.