Lewis and Clark Expedition
York (Clarks Slave)
Lewis teamed up with William Clark and were the leaders that worked together to explore the new land. During it Lewis was shot in the leg by one of his own men during a hunt and ran into some tribes that didn't want them there but some how Lewis got them out of there with everyone okay. He record and drew all the new animals and plants that they saw along the way. But a few months after they returned 3 years later Lewis died.
Clark was the person that mapped the unknown lands west of the Mississippi River. He was first in the military at age 19. He is remembered for being one of the country's greatest explorers. The maps he drew helped the U.S. government and the rest of the nation understand the geography of the west. His journal also provided insights into the lands, people, and animal life of the region.
Sacagawea was the only girl on the expedition. She helped Lewis and Clark along the way. She was the daughter of Shoshone Chief but at age 12 she was captured by en enemy tribe and was forced to be the chiefs wife. Sacagawea gave birth to a son in February 1805 while on the expedition.
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (Sacajawea's son)
They originally lived in the region of the lower Snake River in what is now Northeastern Oregon. Lewis and Clark visited the Nez Perce in 1805. They were the largest, most powerful, and best known tribe of the Sahaptin language family.
They mainly moved on horses. All the Shoshone bands language was so similar they could understand each other. They were divided into separate band, the Western bands ate berries, nuts, other wild plants, hunted antelope, rabbits, and fish.
They were a huge and tall tribe and apparently the most gigantic men they have ever seen. They live West of the Mississippi River and to their historic present day lands are Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas.
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