Lewis and clark expedition and clark

Clark, Gass, Shannon, York and Fields brothers go up south fork. At Monticello, Jefferson possessed the largest library in the world on the subject of the geography of the North American continent, and Lewis had full access to it.

The elk, the party's main source of food, had retreated from their usual haunts into the mountains, and the party was now too poor to purchase enough food from neighboring tribes.

The Lewis & Clark Expedition

Clark wrote in his journal, "Ocian [ocean] in view! Ordway's party from Clark's party meets Sgt. Lewis, however, was not an effective governor and drank too much.

Lewis and Clark Expedition

They were also provided with various gifts of medals, ribbons, needles, mirrors, and other articles which were intended to ease any tensions when negotiating their passage with the various Indian chiefs whom they would encounter along their way.

Lewis meets Cameahwaitleader of a band of Shoshone August 15— During a fight two of the Blackfeet were killed. Meanwhile, Clark had entered the Crow tribe's territory. Some of the chiefs sleep on boat, move up river to another village, meet in lodge, hold scalp dance.

Gass and two others go up south fork. The Corps began their journey homeward using canoes to ascend the Columbia River, and later by trekking over land. Construction of iron framed boat used to replace pirogues.

They reportedly ate dog meat along the way instead of wild game. Marias River to the Great Falls. In the night, half of Clark's horses disappeared, but not a single Crow had been seen. The two groups planned to rendezvous where the Yellowstone and Missouri met in North Dakota.

October 18, - - Clark sees Mount Hood in the distance, named by a British sea captain inproof that they are near the ocean. August 30, - - Friendly council with Yankton Sioux held. The iron frame of the boat had not suffered materially.

August 8, - - Sacagawea recognizes Beaverhead Rock and says they are nearing the headwaters of the Missouri, and her people, the Shoshones. Helens and the river.

Almost everyone was weak and sick with stomach problems likely caused by bacterial infectionshunger or influenza-like symptoms.

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As of May 16,the expedition had 31 members, mostly US Army personnel including captains, sergeants, and privates. October 9 — December 7: Reach the mouth of the Niobrara River. Unable to immediately determine which river is the Missouri, a scouting party is sent to explore each branch, North fork MariasSouth fork Missouri.

After the expedition had set up camp, nearby Indians came to visit in fair numbers, some staying all night. He later reported on the " Indian corn " he had grown as being an "excellent" food source. Reed is sentenced to run the gauntlet lashes and is discharged from the permanent party.

The expedition party included 45 souls including Lewis, Clark, 27 unmarried soldiers, a French-Indian interpreter, a contracted boat crew and a slave owned by Clark named York.The Lewis and Clark Expedition began in when Thomas Jefferson tasked Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with exploring the Louisiana Purchase.

The 8,mile journey provided valuable. Journal excerpts are from The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by Gary E. Moulton 13 vols.

(Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, ) ©– by Discovering Lewis & Clark ®.

The Lewis & Clark Expedition

- The expedition camps at present day Missoula, Montana, a spot Lewis and Clark called Travelers Rest to prepare for the mountain crossing. September 22, - - After nearly starving in the mountains the expedition emerges near present-day Weippe, Idaho.

About Lewis & Clark Historic Trail

In May,Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out on an amazing expedition across the Louisiana Territory. These true American heroes faced unknown people, harsh conditions and unexplored lands to secure a place in history as two of the world's greatest explorers. Meriwether Lewis was an intelligent and literate man who also possessed skills as a frontiersman.

Lewis solicited the help of William Clark due to Clark's abilities as a draftsman and frontiersman, which were even stronger than Lewis's. The home page of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF).

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