Lewis and Clark Top 10 Weird Facts

By: Jacob Chappell

1. Sacagawea was 14 when she was on the expedition

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2. The expedition expected to find wooly mammoths in the west

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3. Lewis took morphine and opium on a regular basis

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4. Lewis committed suicide after the journey

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5. Lewis and Clark brought whisky, and taking more than your share would earn you a lashing

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6. Lewis was a manic depressive

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7. Sacagawea was a “white flag”, a sign that the expedition was peaceful

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8. Each member of the expedition knew exactly how much whisky was left

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9. Clark helped keep the group together

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10. Lewis thought he needed Clark to keep the expedition going

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