Were Lewis and Clark gay? I'm not even half way through the book. But all the "men" have been getting laid by half the female American Indians who happened to be accidentally left alive ( and who were treated worse than dogs, I might add. Did all the work..) on their way towards the Pacific.
All these guys got (or had) syphilis and gonorrhea, which was apparently treated with mercury. But neither Lewis nor Clark mention in their logs that THEY personally suffered from the same symptoms. Furthermore, they haven't yet admitted having relations with anyone. Quite suspicious.
But they DO express a GREAT affection or at least admiration for each OTHER. I'll have to finish that book and fast!