Lewis and Clark Expedition

A Great Journey Dt: Sep 24, 1826

1st and 2nd Event

January 18, 1803
U.S. President Thomas Jefferson sends a secret message to Congress asking for approval and funding of an expedition to explore the Western part of the continent. March 10, 1804
Lewis and Clark travel to St. Louis to attend ceremonies formally transferring the Louisiana Territory to the United States.


2nd and 3rd Event

January 1805
The Corps attends a Mandan buffalo dance, performed to call buffalo to the area. September 23, 1806
Having found an easier route across the country, the men reach St. Louis nearly two and a half years after their journey began and are acclaimed as national heroes.