Mysterious Circumstance: The Death of Meriwether Lewis



Mystery / Western


Plot summary

In 1809, famed American explorer Meriwether Lewis (Evan Williams) died of gunshot wounds at Grinder's Stand on the Natchez Trace, an isolated wilderness road connecting Nashville, Tennessee, to Natchez, Mississippi. Did the Governor of Upper Louisiana commit suicide as history reports or was his end far more sinister? In this mystery/thriller from writer/director Clark Richey, competing versions of Lewis's death are imagined by ornithologist Alexander Wilson (Billy Slaughter), an agent of Thomas Jefferson and a friend to Lewis, during an interview with Priscilla Grinder (Amye Gousset), the only supposed witness to the explorer's final night alive, and a tense encounter with her husband Robert (Sonny Marinelli).—Clark Richey


Clark Richey

Top cast

John Schneider as James Neely Evan Williams as Meriwether Lewis