Lewis & Clark

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Lewis & Clark's Expodition

In 1803 Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery to find a water route to the Pacific and explore the uncharted West. He believed woolly mammoths, erupting volcanoes, and a mountain of pure salt awaited them.

What they found was no less mind-boggling: some 300 species unknown to science, nearly 50 Indian tribes, and the Rockies.

When Were They Born?

Lewis Was Born In August 18, 1774, And Died In 1809. How Did He Die? He Died From Gunshot Wounds On The Wild Natchez Race.

Clark Was Born In August 1, 1770, And Died In September 1, 1838. How Did He Die? He Died From Old Age.

Some Information On Sacagawea

Born circa 1788 in Lemhi County, Idaho, the daughter of a Shoshone chief, Sacagawea was a Shoshone interpreter best known for serving as a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition into the American West—and for being the only woman on the famous excursion. Much of Sacagawea's life is a mystery. Around the age of 12, Sacagawea was captured by Hidatsa Indians, an enemy of the Shoshones. She was then sold to a French-Canadian trapper named Toussaint Charbonneau who made her one of his wives.