Corps of Discovery

By: Lauren King

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  • Sacagawea’s first name was Boinaiv meaning “Grass Maiden”
  • Toussaint Charbonneau, Sacagawea's Capture married her but their relationship was not like a husband wife relationship and more like a owner slave relationship.

Nez Perce

  • After the expedition group traveled up the mountains, they reached a land and were greeted and fed by the Nez Perce Indians and helps them build canoes to continue their expeditions.
  • Other than the pacific ocean, Weippe Prairie was the most welcoming place for the expeditionists.

Meriweather Lewis

  • Joined the Virginia militia to help stop the Whiskey Rebellion
  • His death was sudden and abnormal. Many believe it was because of his mental illnesses

William Clark

  • Took care and adopted Sacagawea's son.
  • He served as governor of Missouri.

Louisiana Purchase

  • 15 States were created from the Louisiana Purchase
  • Napoleon's Brother tried talking him out of it.


  • Weighed from 110 to 150 pounds.
  • For years people thought his name was Scannon, because of misreading handwriting in the Lewis and Clark journals.

Missouri River

  • The Missouri was named Peki-tan-oui on early French maps; it has been nicknamed “Big Muddy” because of the amount of solid matter it had.
  • It has over 100 local dam's.

Sergeant Charles Floyd

  • He thought he had gotten rid of his sickness just days before he died when his sickness came back harder and he ruptured his appendix.
  • He enlisted in the army a few years before the expedition and was the first in Kentucky to enlist to go on the expedition

Food They Ate

  • The Nez Perce Tribe planted a lot of food to eat such as, ruit collected included service berries, gooseberries, hawthorn berries, thorn berries, huckleberries, currants, elderberries, chokecherries, blackberries, raspberries, and wild strawberries.
  • They also were hunters and hunted Deer, elk, moose, bear, geese, duck, rabbits, squirrel, badgers and marmot.

Spirit Mound

  • After walking 9 miles from their camp, they finally reached the top of the "Spirit Mound" which had a beautiful landscape.
  • One of the few remaining physical features of the upper Missouri River.
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