People

10 different people

Sacagawea

Sacagawea was kidnapped around the age of 12 by the Hidatsas Indians and take to what now is known as Washburn, North Dakota. Not long after she was kidnapped she was forced to marry a man that was around 41 years of age while she was still in between 12. The man was a French Canadian fur trader that had claimed Sacagawea and another girl his "wives". The Hidatsas Indians were her tribes enemies most likely they kidnapped her to get revenge. Sacagawea was the only female out of 31 male exploring. She had her new born baby and was walking hundreds of mile. She walked about 5,000 miles while carrying her new infant. Sacagawea had joined the expedition after her son was 55 days old. She helped the men out; she helped them with food, finding the right ones and knowing which ones were poisoned. She also helped by finding new things.

Thomas Jefferson

As everyone knows he was one of America's presidents, also he wrote the Declaration of Independence. But did you know that he loved to read, Thomas read almost anything even if it was in a different language. He sold over 10,000 books to the US Library of Congress. Thomas also loved space, he always watched the stars and other planets. Thomas went to the University of Virginia, he had a log book of every animal that existed in Virginia. Later in the future he married Martha Skelton in 1772; they moved to Monticello, a house Thomas created himself. After a while they had 6 kids. 1 boy and 5 girls the sad thing was only 2 girls Martha and Mary were the only ones to live as adults.

William Clark

William Clark was born on August 1, 1770, in Caroline county Virginia. He was in the Lewis and Clark expedition, it all started when Meriwether Lewis asked William if he wanted to share command of an expedition of the lands of the a West of the Mississippi river. He was a younger brother of a war hero George Rogers Clark. At the age of 19 William Clark entered the U.S army. He met Meriwether when he served 2 years in the army. Later in life after the expedition his death arrived it was September 1, 1838.

Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis was born August 18, 1774 near Ivy, Virginia. In 1801 Lewis was asked by Jefferson to be his private secretary, not long after that Jefferson made him another offer to lead an expedition into the west lands of Mississippi, in which Lewis agreed and asked William Clark to join in. He was in the U.S army he served fro about 2 years, that's where he met William Clark. A month later in the expedition he was shot by one of his men in the thigh while hunting.

John Marshall

John Marshall was born on September 24, 1755 in Fauquier County, near the Virginia border. His cousin was Humphrey Marshall who later becomes U.S senator for Kentucky. As a child he was home schooled by his father, but spent one year in the Campbell academy. In the Campbell academy he had James Monroe (future U.S president) as a classmate. John Marshall served in the Revolutionary war as a young adult. After the Militias victory he became an officer with the continental army 3rd Regiment of Virginia.

Zebulon Pike

Zebulon Pike was born on January 5, 1779 in Lumberton, New Jersey. He was hep prisoner until 1807. President Thomas Jefferson sent him out to lead the Pike expedition, to explore the southern part of the Louisiana territory and to find the head waters of the Red Waters.He was captured by the Spanish in what today is know as Colorado and was taken to Mexico, they were released by the Louisiana border. He later was killed in the battle of York.

Jedediah Smith

Smith was born in Jericho, New York, on January 6, 1799. Around 1810, Smith's father, who owned a general store, was caught up in a legal issue involving counterfeit currency after which the elder Smith moved his family West to Erie County, Pennsylvania. When Smith was 13 he worked as a clerk on a Lake Erie freighter. As a clerk he learned business practices and probably met traders returning from the far west to Montreal. From there he got his love and passion for adventurous wilderness trade.

Brigham Young

Brigham Young was born June 1, 1801. Young was first married in 1824 to Miriam Angeline Works. Young converted into a methodist in 1823, but he was drawn to mormonism after reading the book of Mormon. He later joined the Mormons, after his wife died in 1832, Young joined many Mormons in establishing a community in Kirkland, Ohio. He was the founder of the Salt Lake City. Young was appointed the territory's first governor and superintendent of American Indian affairs by President Millard Fillmore.

Charles Floyd

Charles Floyd was born in Kentucky in 1782. He was a U.S explorer, also joined the U.S army. In the expedition Lewis and Clark he was a quartermaster. During the Expedition of Lewis and Clark he became ill in July 1804, he had recovered from being very sick but not long after that he got severely ill once again and died. Before he died; couples days before he told Clark, "I'm going away. Please write me letter." Later after his death a funeral was held for him, he was burring in a bluff overlooking the Missouri River. The expedition named that location Floyd Bluff in his honor.

Patrick Gass

Patrick was born June 12, 1771 in Philadelphia, PA. He was important to the expedition because of his service as a carpenter, and he published the first journal of the expedition in 1807. Seven years before the first publication based on Lewis and Clark's journals. He began his military career in 1792, with a Virginia militia or ranger company stationed in wheeling fighting against Indians. In 1794 Patrick helped built the house of James Buchanan. Later he joined the expedition of Lewis and Clark as a private, he later was promoted to be a sergeant.