Corps of Discovery Exploration

Juliana Saad

Meriwether Lewis

- When Thomas Jefferson asked Lewis and Clark to go on the expedition he expected them to find woolly Mammoths, erupting volcanoes, and a mountain of pure salt

- Lewis was born on August 18th, 1774, and he died on October 12th, 1809.

William Clark

- At the end of the journey Clark received an appoint as the agent for indian affairs in the west and became a brigadier general of the militia

- Clark was born on August 1st, 1770, and he died on September 1st, 1838


- She was born in 1888 and she died in 1812

- Sacagawea was the daughter of a Shoshone chief, and she was the only woman on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.


- Pompey was Sacagawea's son, and it's believed that in 1809, Sacagawea and her husband- or just her husband according to some accounts- traveled with their son to St. Louis to see Clark, and Pompey was left in Clarks care.

- Pompey had a little sister 2 years before Sacagawea died, and him and his sister, Lisette, were both looked after by Clark.


Lewis and clark recorded 178 plants and 122 animals not previously known to science


- Lewis never recorded the color of his Newfoundland, Seaman, but scholarly and fictional post-expedition literature mention the dog as black.

- Seaman, the Newfoundland was most likely the dog breed chosen because of his size and ability to swim well to help with the journey

Great Falls

- Lewis commented about the Great falls that "From the reflection of the sun on the spray or mist which arises from these falls is a beautiful rainbow produced which adds not little to the beauty of this majestically grand scenery."

- On June 13th, 1805, Lewis and his small advance party witness the "grandest sight" of the Great Falls

Bear Story

- Lewis believed that when the Indian tribes warned him about bears that they would be no match because the Indians had bows, and they had guns, but he soon changed his mind

- Lewis and Clark leaned that to kill a bear it could take up to 10 bullets, and the Indians never went after one unless their hunting party had 6-10 people in it

Missouri River

- Lewis and Clark traveled 3,700 miles from the Mississippi river to the Pacific Ocean with boats, horses, and on foot

- Thomas Jefferson hoped that on the expedition they would find the North West Passage, a water route across the country, which would be a great benefit to commerce


- The Shoshone Indians, also known as the Snake Nation, occupied both east and west coast of the Rocky Mountains. They hunted buffalo and lived in tepees.

- Lewis and his men were the first white men the Shoshone had ever seen


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