Lewis and Clark. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, at the request of President Thomas Jefferson, led an expedition to survey the land West of the Mississippi, known as Louisiana Territory, that had been purchased from France in 1803.
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In May 1804, President Thomas Jefferson dispatched Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery on an expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase and hunt for an all-water route across the North American continent.Oct 26, 2015
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is a route across the United States commemorating the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806. It is part of the National Trails System of the United States. It extends for some 3,700 miles (6,000 km) from Wood River, Illinois, to the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon.
Sacagawea, the daughter of a Shoshone chief, was born circa 1788 in Lemhi County, Idaho. At around age 12, she was captured by an enemy tribe and sold to a French-Canadian trapper who made her his wife. In November 1804, she was invited to join the Lewis and Clark expedition as a Shoshone interpreter.Jan 1, 2018
William Clark (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838) was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. ... Before the expedition, he served in a militia and the United States Army. Afterward, he served in a militia and as governor of the Missouri Territory.