Lewis and Clark Expedition

By: Mitch DeMeyer

The Missouri River

The Missouri river was the starting point in the expedition. The expedition started in St. Louis and went through the state of Missouri. The Missouri river was also a form of transportation for their boats.
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Sacagawea's Son Pompey


Was born on February 11, 1805 during the expedition, and Lewis was the doctor.

Pompey was carried on the back of Sacagawea for the entire journey to the pacific and back. Pompey was the only infante on the discovery.

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Seaman

The dog seaman was the only animal to complete the trip. He was Lewis’ dog, who was a black newfoundland dog. Indians offered trade for the dog but lewis never accepted.


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Firearms

300 .49 caliber weapons were made with 42 inch barrels. Lewis later said that he wanted a shorter 33 inch barrel. When the expedition started Lewis was proud of his changing in the barrel size


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Tribes

Lewis and Clark met up with 5 indian tribes before the rockies that included, Osage, Sioux, Cheyenne, Crow, and Madan. Every tribe met up with helped them out. The ether gave them something or showed them stuff.


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Trade Items

Some of the traded items were 12 Dozen pocket mirrors, 4,600 Sewing needles, 144 Small scissors, 10 Pounds (4.5 kilograms) of sewing thread, Silk ribbons, Ivory combs,Handkerchiefs, Yards of bright- colored cloth, 130 Rolls of tobacco, Tomahawks that doubled as pipes, 288 Knives. There are still plenty more, that was just a few.

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Climate

The 146 days that the corps were in North Dakota the temperature was brutal sometimes the temperature got below -40 degrees. In weather like that ink to write would freeze. They had to dress in extremely warm close


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Plants and Animals

Some animals they encountered were pronghorn antelopes, bighorn sheep, black tailed deer, mountain beaver, white weasel, mountain goat, coyote and various species of rabbit, squirrel, fox and wolf. Some plants were Alkali cordgrass, spartina gracilis, American, Silverberry, and a lot more.


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Corps members

There was almost 40 people on the Lewis and Clark expedition. There was 2 captains (Lewis and Clark), 4 sergeants, 24 privates, 8 non- military members, and 1 non human member (seaman). There was only one person who died on the expedition and his name was Sergeant Charles Floyd.


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York

York was a slave. York was an African American slave owned by William Clark. He was a big strong man who work hard manual labor without pay.


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