Lewis and Clark Expedition

Lewis and Clark Expedition

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  • Two men named Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were sent to lead an expedition into the lands of west of the Mississippi from the orders of President Jefferson.
  • Of course I will take my my friend Clark as well to company me in the expedition.
  • I want you two to lead an expedition and gather information about plants, and people of the region. 
  • They began their journey near St.Louis, Missouri, on May 1804 and along the way westward, the Indians, Mandans had a women named Sacagawea that helped guide them though unfamiliar paths or trails.
  • Yes we will be near so we won't get lost.
  • We keep going this way unless I say otherwise also stay close to me.
  • After the help from Sacagawea and getting enough information Lewis and Clark split up to look for a faster route to get home. Unfrountally Lewis and his men faced the BlackFeet Indians. And again poor Lewis was shot the next month later by his men during a hunt.
  • Give us the crops!!
  • Don't just stand there go get the medical kit!
  • Whoops sorry boss...
  • The expedition travel was 8,000 miles by boat, foot, and horseback. 
  • Lewis and Clark received a warm welcome back. Many towns held events to the explorers return. Lewis received a payment along with 1,600 acres of land. He was also names governor of the Louisiana Territory.
  • Thank You so much!
  • For your hard work and effort towards this expedition I grant you this payment and 1,600 acres of land!
  • I'll miss you old friend....
  • On October 12, 1809 Lewis died. There had been that he committed suicide or was murdered.
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