Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark ,officers in the United States Army and expirienced frontiermen,on an expedition to learn more about the lands in the Louisiana territory.
Lewis and clark and more men and I started our journy.in 1804 we traveled along the Missosuri river to an area near present day Bismark,Norh Dekota here we build forts.Mandan and spent the winter.
Lewis and clark had a french canaidian guide who has married to a Native American woman of the shoeshone tribe.Her name was Sacajawea she helped lead the expedition to the shoeshone , who welcomed them and gave them supplies.
on the other side of the Rockies the explorers set up on Nez they recovered the difficult trip.then the explorers build canoes to travel by river to the pacific ocean.
On November 15, 1805, the explorers reached the Pacific ocean.They build fort Clatsop and waited out the winter.In March of 1806, they started arriving home .The entire expedition took twenty eight months .