Corps of Discovery Exploration
By: Makenna Pipes
- Sacagawea helped recognize landmarks in south western Montana.
- Sacagawea and her family left the expedition after they reached the Madan-Hidatsa Villages.
- It is believed that Sacagawea died shortly after giving birth to her daughter.
- The expedition team reached St. Louis September 23, 1806.
- They were gone for 2 years, 4 months, and 9 days and many believed that they were all dead.
- The Missouri meets the Mississippi River in St. Louis, where they started the expedition.
- 828,000 square miles were purchased for less than 3 cents per acre.
- This purchase doubled the size of the United States.
- Purchased in 1803 from France.
- The headstream of the Missouri River is the Red Rock River in Southwestern Montana.
- The Missouri- Mississippi System is one of the longest in the world.
- In 1804-1805 Lewis and Clark explored the whole length of the Missouri River to find its source.
- Lewis gathered plant, animal, and mineral specimens and drew pictures in his journal for research.
- Lewis identified 178 plants and 122 animals that were new to science.
- Some of the animals they identified were the prairie dog, grizzly bear and antelope.
- Lewis was the captain of the expedition.
- To prepare for the expedition Lewis studied astronomy, zoology, botany, and medicine.
- He purchased a dog, a Newfoundland named Seaman for the expedition.
- William Clark was born in Caroline County, Virginia, on Aug. 1, 1770.
- When he was 14 him and his family moved to Louisville, Kentucky.
- In 1813 Clark became the governor of the Missouri Territory.
- The Lewis and Clark Expedition reached Shoshone territory in 1805
- Later miners, Mormon settlers and fur traders started settling in Shoshone lands.
- In the 1850s and 1860s the Shoshone tribe resisted the expansion of white settlement by attacking wagon trains, but their efforts were followed by fierce retaliation.
- Lewis supervised the construction of the 55-foot covered keelboat.
- The explorers covered about 20 miles a day, pushing and pulling their keelboat up the Missouri River.
- In the spring of 1805 the explorers sent the keelboat back to St. Louis with natural history specimens, including live magpies and a prairie dog.
- Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743. (April 2 according to the calendar then)
- Thomas had 7 siblings, 1 brother and 6 sisters.
- Thomas had 6 children, but only 2 survived childhood