The Louisiana purchase is officially owned by the United States.
The Louisiana purchase is officially owned by the United States after being bought by the Jefferson Administration. It consisted of 828,000 square miles. It was purchased from France.
History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
The expedition starts
The first day of the expedition. The Corps of Discovery starts out from Camp Dubois. Clark goes with them while Lewis meets them in St. Louis where the expediton officially starts.
Sergeant Charles Floyd falls ill.
The Sergean falls ill with an unknow ailment. Four days later he dies despite all efforts to save him. Most historians think that he had apendicitis.
Only death of the Corps of Discovery
Sergeant Charles Floyd dies in the afternoon of August 15th. He was struck suddenly with an unknown illness four days earlier. Most historians believe he had acute appendicitis and died from it.
The Corps meets with the Yankton Sioux
The Corps meets with the Yankton Sioux. The have a peaceful and friendly meeting. The Corps then builds a large fire so the Sioux can perform their war dance
Building begins on Fort Mandan
The Corps starts to build the cabins of Fort Mandan. The fort is located near where the Mandan indians live. The Mandans are friendly to the Corps
Charbonneau meets the Corps
Charbonneau meets the Corps and says he can be an interpreter for them. It is suggested that his wife Sacagewea lives with him at the fort. Sacagewea later becomes a huge asset to the Corps as she is a skilled guide and interpreter.
The winter was so cold at the Fort that the Indians had to keep their horses in thier cabins. Hunting was made harder becuase of the cold weather. Ink also forze which made it hard to write and keep records
Pompey is born
At Fort Mandan, Sacagawea gave birth to Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, otherwise known as pompey. To help her deliver the baby Lewis made a medicine out of rattlesnake rattle and gave it to her. The baby was born about ten minutes later.
Seaman the dog fights off a bear
In the night, the corps was bothered by a bear that ate a hide out of a tree. Seaman was up all night long defending the camp against the bear. The bear eventually left because of the dog.
The Corps meets the Shoshone
The Corps meets some Shoshone women and talks to them. They then meet the rest of the tribe. They later abtain horses from the Shoshone.
Clark has first contact wiht the Nez Pierce
Clark meets three Nez Pierce boys in the grass. They tried to run away but he gave them ribbon signifiying that he was a friendly visitor. The Nez Pierce gave the corp food and horses.
Peaceful exchange with the Nez Perce
The Corp have a peacful trade exchange with the Nez Perce tribe for food. Some of the things that they bought were salmon, and potato bread. The Nez Perce were considerably helpful and kind to the Corps
Construction on Fort Clatsop begins.
The construction of the fort begins. The weather is almost always rainy and the group is tired from building the huts. The Corp has little interaction other that trading with the nearby Clatsop tribe.
The Walla Walla Nation
The Corps comes upon the Walla Walla nation for the second time. The Walla Walla were extremely hospitiable and threw a giant party for the Corps during the days that they stayed with them. When the Corps left the Walla Walla gave the corps horses and valuable information as to where the next village was.
The Corps discovers a new plant: the Pink Elephant or so you wund
The Corps found a new plant. Native American children would eat the leaves and flwoers of it because of its sweet nectar. The Cheyanne also used it to make a tea to soothe coughs.
Member of the Corps kills a Native American
Lewis shoots one Native American after a dispute in which some Native American men tried to steal the Corps guns. Two Blackfoot Indians died in the dispute. One was stabbed by R. Fields and the other killed by Lewis.
The Corps returns.
The Corps finally reach St. Louis again, returnign home from their journey.