Lewis and Clark Expedition
By- Kaitlyn Metcalfe
- Lewis studied with private tutors, hunted, and learned nature lore
- He wrote down new animals and plant species they found
- Between campaigns he lived in the wilderness and learned Native American languages and customs
- He joined the military
- He had a dog named Seaman
- On October 11 he was found shot to death at an inn near what is now Hohenwald, Tenn. Some historians believe that he killed himself, while others contend that he was murdered.
- Lewis for $20 while he was in Pittsburgh waiting for the completion of the boats that would be taken on the journey.
- He was a good hunter
- He saved the men from a Buffalo running through the camp if Seaman didn't charge the Buffalo leaping at him and the Buffalo passed without doing more damage.
- After the expedition he went on with his life with Lewis
-With Lewis' death Seaman refused to eat anything so shortly after that Seaman died
- As a youth William helped defend the pioneer settlements against Indians. In 1792 he was commissioned a lieutenant under General Anthony Wayne
- In 1813 Clark became governor of the Missouri Territory
- Clark entered the military at the age of 19 and became friends with Lewis
- He made maps of places they found and where they went
- He died on Sept. 1, 1838, in St. Louis
- He made the deal called the Louisiana Purchase with Napoleon
- He bought the Louisiana Purchase for $15 million
- He sent Lewis and Clark on the secret expedition to explore the new land and collect new things and recored new things.
- She was a teenager who served as an interpreter for Lewis and Clark
- When they hired Sacagawea she was pregnant and gave birth right before they left but they took the baby with them
- She showed Lewis and Clark what they can eat and showed them new plants and told them the names of the new plants and animals
- They were the largest, most powerful, and best-known tribe of the Sahaptin language family
- lived in small villages located on streams having abundant fish. Dried salmon was their main source of food
- They also hunted a variety of game and collected berries and roots to eat
- They built up one of the largest horse herds in North America
Landmarks found by Lewis and Clark
Hat Rock- The Corps of Discovery noticed the large column of lava rock that stands 100 feet high and resembles a top hat
Tavern Rock Cave and Tavern Bluff- Tavern Bluffs almost became the last stop on the trip west. Lewis lost his footing while exploring the bluff and cave and nearly fell 300 feet to what would have surely been his death. He managed to plunge his knife into a crevice and stop his fall. The day of this misadventure was May 23, 1804, only two days after leaving St. Charles, Missouri.