Thomas Jefferson wanted them to find a river that led to the Pacific ocean to use as a trade route.
I need you, Lewis and Clark, to go on an expedition to explore our territory in the West.
Lewis and Clark began their expedition by travelling on a ship by river.
Thomas Jefferson trusts us to explore the new American territory; we can't let him down!
This is where Sacagawea met Lewis and Clark. She helped communicate and reason with the Native Americans to prevent conflict. Thomas Jefferson told Lewis and Clark not to arise conflicts with the Native Americans.
Here, Sacagawea gave birth to a baby boy named Jean. It was a symbol of peace to the Native Americans. The Native Americans didn't think that if they had a baby with them they would be hostile.
She showed many hidden passageways and edible plants to Lewis and Clark before she got sick.
On June 10, 1805, Sacagawea became ill. Lewis and Clark worried and cared for her and she survived.
Sacagawea parted ways with Lewis and Clark on September 26, 1806. Sacagawea died only a few years later.