Lewis and Clark Expedition

Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Lewis and Clark expedition

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  • Lewis & Clark Expedition May 1804- September 1806
  • May 1804 In may 1804 Lewis and Clark set off with a group of men to explore the Western portion of the United States. This expedition went all the way down the Ohio River, Missouri River, Continental Divide and the Pacific Ocean.
  • August 1804-November 1804 In August of that year Captain Floyd died and was buried up on a hill which was named after him as well as a stream nearby. 3 months later Toussaint Charbonneau and his wife, Sacagawea were recruited as translators on the expedition.
  • April 1805-August 1805 Lewis and Clark sent 12 men on a canoe loaded with maps, Indian artifacts, and reports to bring Jefferson. The men that stayed behind with the captains kept moving deeper into the West. In August Sacagawea started to recognize the area and said the crew was getting closer to her tribe.
  • October 1805- January 1806 In October, they reached the Columbia river and Clark reached sight of a hill that gave him the idea they were near the ocean. In November, the expedition decides to build winter head quarters, and they are starting to run out of supplies and items to trade with.
  • September 1806 In September the expedition finally reached St. Louis. They met up with more American boats as they moved up stream. they had run out of tobacco to make trades with tribes. A coupe month]s before reaching St. Louis, the Blackfeet warriors attempted to stealing their horses and weapons but did not succeed. 2 months later in October Lewis is said to have committee suicide, and Clark takes custody of Jean Baptiste and her daughter.
  • St. Louis
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