Lewis and Clark: Fearless Expedition

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Lewis and Clark: Fearless Expedition

Eddie Bickelhaupt

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Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of discovery in 1803 to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean and to explore the undiscovered West and find and record differrent forms of land, animals, and plants.

William Clark

Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark:The Fearless Expedition

Getting Started

Modes of TransportrationDuring their expedition, lewis and Clark used covered wagons to carry aout three families and supplies each, keel boats that caried up to 12 tons of supplies, pirogues that carried up to 9 tons of supplies, dugout canoes that carried 3 tons, and horses and oxen that could be used for food and were helpful with pulliung heavy loads.

Lewis and Clark Trail Map

Friends Along the WayLewis and Clark met many friends along the way such as one of the most famous parterns, a Shosone woman named Sacagawea. There are also around fifty recorded other meetings with different Indian tribes such as the Chinooks, the Yakima Indians, Blackfeet Indians, and others that helped them learn to hunt, traded them for materials, and helped them to learn valuable skills.

Sources Citedhttp://www.historicoglethorpecounty.com/html/oglethorpe.htmlhttp://www.myaudioschool.com/?p=9966en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_Expeditionwww.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/http://www.nps.gov/lecl/index.htmhttp://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/magazine/lewis_clark/welcome.htmlhttp://rebeccaromney.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/15-bizarre-facts-about-the-lewis-and-clark-expedition/

Upon returning to St. Louis with news of their historic expedition, the Corps sold items from the trip. For their monetary value. Only.

The Oregon Trail extends through Idaho, Oregon, Washington, N and S Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Maryand, Pennsylvania, W Virgina, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illionis

The Lewis and Clark TrailLewis and Clark found about 300 different species of undiscovered animals, new plants, new landforms such as the Rocky Mountains, and about fifty different tribes of Indians.April 1803 - Lewis was chosen by President Jefferson as commander of an expedition, referred to as the Corps of Discovery, to explore new land purchased from the French.Lewis asks William Clark, a military leader and explorer, to join him in the expedition and share the command, which Clark accepts July 4, 1803 - Public announcement of the Louisiana Purchase. May 14, 1804 - The Expedition of the new land acquired via the Louisiana Purchase begins at the Missouri River. The land stretched from the Mississippi River all the way to the Pacific Ocean.November 4, 1804 - Charbonneau & Sacagawea: A French Canadian fur trapper called Toussaint Charbonneau and his Shoshone wife, Sacagawea, are hired as interpreters. Only the Lacota tribe were hostile towards the expedition. June 13, 1805 - Scouting ahead of the rest of the expedition, Lewis comes across the Great Falls of the Missouri and four more waterfalls - the expedition have to carry boats and supplies overland for 18 milesto get past them. August - October 1805 - Lewis and Clark and the expedition travel across the harsh mountains until they reach the Columbia River. November 7, 1805 - William Clark writes his most famous journal entry: "Ocean in view! O! the joy." November 1805 - The Clark and Lewis expedition encounter bad storms that halt their progress for nearly 3 weeks. March 23, 1806 - The Lewis and Clark expedition begin the journey home. July 3, 1806 - The Lewis and Clark expedition splits up to explore more of the territory. Lewis takes the shortcut to the Great Falls, and the Maris River whilst Clark follows the the Yellowstone River. July 25, 1806 - Near present-day Billings in Montana William Clark inscribes his name and the date on the rock face of Pompy's Tower - the inscription reads, "Wm. Clark July 25th 1806," which can still be seen today. August 12, 1806 - the Lewis and Clark expeditions are reunited near the mouth of the Yellowstone River.September 23, 1806 - The Lewis and Clark expedition reach St. Louis, ending their journey after two years, four months, and ten days and were treated like national heroes.

About Lewis and ClarkMeriwether Lewis and William Clark grew up as Virginia homelanders, and both had much in common. Lewis was born on August 17, 1774 and was a neighborhood friend of Thomas Jefferson, Clark was born on August 1, 1770. They both had lived as outdoorsmen and knew how to use their resources. They were skilled axmen and spent most of their time outside looking for a new adventure. They also were intelligant and were known to take charge and work togfether well.


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