Lewis & Clark: Companions

Catelyn Cunningham

1. Sacagawea

Sacagawea was a member of the Shoshone tribe and was a major help to Lewis & Clark. She knew of herbs that were good for medicine and she knew what was edible and what was poisonous

2. Charbonneau

Charbonneau was Sacagawea's husband. He agreed to join the expedition as an interpreter. He could speak the Indian language and that allowed better communication between the white men and the Native Americans.

3. Jean Baptiste (Pomp)

He was Sacagawea's baby boy. She gave birth while on the expedition and carried him throughout the rest of the journey.

4. Thomas Jefferson

He was the 3rd president of the United States. He was the one who asked Lewis to lead the expedition West.

5. Seaman (Scannon)

Lewis's dog accompanied them for the expedition. Historians believed his name to have been Scannon, but with further reading his name is actually Seaman. Which makes more sense because that is another name for Newfoundland.

6. Charles Floyd

Sergeant Charles Floyd died after three months of being on the expedition. He became the first and only death of the Corps of Discovery.

7. Patrick Glass

After Sergeant Floyd's death, Lewis and Clark promote Patrick Glass as his replacement. It was only two days after his death that they held an election among themselves to find who would become the new Sergeant.

8. John Newman

An explorer who was removed before they reached Fort Mandan. He was convicted of "mutinous acts", and had sentences such as "one hundred lashes on (Newman's) bare back."

9. Meriwether Lewis

Led the expedition through Northwest America. He joined the Virginia Militia to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion. He then enlisted for the army the following year.

10. William Clark

Led the expedition through Northwest America along side Meriwether Lewis. He grew up with nine other siblings, one of which was a American Revolution military hero. He joined the militia, and then enlisted in the regular army. He was commissioned lieutenant of infantry by president George Washington.