Andrew Champa and Neil Shea

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    Lewis Becomes Commander

    Meriwether Lewis is picked as commander of the oncoming expedition.-Spring
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Announcement of the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Start of Expedition

    Start of Expedition
    Expedition begins.
  • Sgt. dies of a burst appendix

  • The men attempt to drown a prarie dog

  • Hired

    Toussaint Charbonneau(French Canadian fur trapper living with the Hidastsas) is hired as an interpreter by Lewis and Clark. His wife, Sacagawea( a Shoshone who had been captured by the Hidatsas and sold to Charbonneau) is also considered helpful as Shoshones are said to live at the headwaters of the Missouri.
  • Sacagawea gives birth

    Sacagawea gives birth to a baby boy, Jean Baptiste during the expedition.
  • Lewis and Clark send an update

    Lewis and Clark send the keelboat and about a dozen men back downriver, with maps, reports, Indian artifacts and other scientific specimens for Jefferson. The remaining party heads west.
  • Expedition Votes on Winter Quarters

    By majority vote the expedition decides to cross to the south side of the Columbia River to build winter quarters.
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    Lewis and Clark return to Washington D.C. and are rewarded and labled National Heroes.
  • Lewis and Clark reach St. Louis.

    Lewis and Clark reach St. Louis.