Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark

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  • Dear Clark, would you like to join me in command for a future expedition...
  • Spring of 1803
  • Lewis Meriwether
  • Other 31 enlisted men
  • May of 1804
  • 1803-1804
  • William Clark
  • Toussaint Charbonneau a French Canadian explorer and trader
  • February 11, 1805
  • Sacagawea was the first female member of the corps of discovery party and was useful for translating languages
  • The name of the baby will be Jean Baptiste Charbonneau
  • U.S. President Thomas Jefferson gets approval on funding an expedition and hires Meriwether Lewis, and starts training on Philadelphia as a leader of the expedition. Lewis then sent a letter to a friend being Clark, and Clark accepted to the trip to explore the Louisiana purchase.
  • Mount Hood is here, it is possible that the ocean is too!
  • October 18, 1805
  • A Keelboat is boat is built in Pittsburgh for the expedition to Louisiana, then Lewis takes the Keelboat to Ohio River to pick up Clark and other enlisted men for the voyage.
  • Missouri
  • 1806
  • On 1805 sacagawea gave birth to Jean Baptiste Charbonneau or also known as Little Pomp. The father of Little Pomp is Toussaint Charbonneau.
  • Captain
  • Fall of 1806
  • Co-Captain
  • William Clark
  • Clark saw Mount Hood in the far distance and made an assumption that the pacific coast was near. On November, Clark makes an entry on his journal that he wrote, "Ocian in view! O! the joy."
  • Lewis and Clark traveled along the Missouri river at a rate of about 70 miles per day at the rivers waters current. Later on the crew reached St.Louis where they headed westward to the Pacific coast where their expeditions plan was reached.
  • I hope we are near the Pacific Coast
  • When Lewis and Clark arrive at the Capital they are treated as heroes as they have returned from such a long voyage, exploring the land of Louisiana. Lewis and Clark receive double the amount of money as expected.
  • Every enlisted man on the expedition received 320 acres of free land on west of Mississippi, while captains got 1,600 acres
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