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Lewis and Clark Anchor MS

  • St. Louis, Missouri

    St. Louis, Missouri
    In the Fall/Winter of 1803 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's expedition made Camp Wood or also known as Camp Dubois. This camp was just upstream from St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis Missouri is were their adventure through 11 different states began.
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    On Their Way to the Pacific!

  • Sioux Tribe

    Sioux Tribe
    In July 1804 the expedition ran into Sioux and Otos towns while the tribes were out buffalo hunting. Then on August 2 A small group of the tribe's people came to Lewis and Clarks camp. Lewis and Clark invited seven lesser chiefs to have a meeting with them the next morning. So on August 3 the first formal meeting between western Indians and represientatives of the U.S. was held. In this meeting the u.S. representatives promised peace in the future if the Indians didn't wage war.
  • Charles Floyd

    Charles Floyd
    On August 20, 1804 Charles Floyd became ill and died. He was burryed on a hill in what is today Sioux City, Iowa. He was the only one to die on the two and a half year journey. This was the first causality on the journey.
  • Bad Weather

    Bad Weather
    October 21, 1804 was when the expedition saw the first snowflake of the year fall. It was the beginging to a bad winter. They stop and build Fort Mandan to stay in until spring. During their stay many got frost bit and there was extremely cold temperatures. Also, two men cut themselves with an ax.
  • Fort Mandan

    Fort Mandan
    The relationship between the Mandans and Lewis and Clark were good throughout the expedition’s stay. The Mandans supplied them with food at Fort Mandan in exchange for a steady stream of trade goods. When food was scarce the Corps went buffalo hunting with the Mandans.
  • Baby is Born

    Baby is Born
    On Febuary 11, 1805 Sacagawea gave birth to a son. His name was Jean Baptiste. They were in North Dakota at Fort Mandan, when she gave birth.
  • Grizzly!

    On April 29, 1805 the expedition encountered a grizzly bear. Lewis described the bear as "extremely hard to kill." Before he came across this bear he thought the Indians storys about them were exagerated, but he found that they were not. He wrote that the "curiosity of our party is pretty well satisfied with respect to this animal."
  • York Gets Sick

    York Gets Sick
    York was William Clark's Servant that acompanied them on the Journey. On July 7, 1805 he became ill. Clark wrote "My man York sick, I give him a dosh of Tarter." Lewis also wrote "He was much better in the evening." So York was not seriously ill and he recovered quickly.
  • Shoshone Indians

    Shoshone Indians
    On August 13, 1805 the Shoshone Indians had their first encounter with white people. The white people were Lewis, Clark and their men. Cameahwait, the principle chief of the tribe, told Lewis and Clark that up ahead there were places that they wouldn't be able to travel by water and so they then negotialted with the Indians for horses. During the negotiation they brought Sacagawea in to translate and the chief turned out to be her brother.
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    The Way Home!

  • Experiance in Idaho

    Experiance in Idaho
    Augest 12, 1805 was when the Journey through Idaho began. The expedition had to travel throught the Bitterrout Mountains and was saved from starvation from the Nez Perce Indians. While with the Nez Perce the men made themselves sick because they ate to much.
  • The Nez Perce Indians Help

    The Nez Perce Indians Help
    Lewis and Clark came across the Nez Perce Indians who were not scared of them. They gave them a meal made up of buffalo salmon and bread. The Indians gave the Americans helpful advice about what would be ahead and allowed them to stay with them while they prepared for their journey.
  • The Tree!

    The Tree!
    In the camp they were staying at when they got the first glimps of the Pacific Ocean there was a tree. In this tree William Clark wrote "William Clark December 3rd, 1805. By land from U.States in 1804 & 1805." So this tree is what proved that Lewis and Clark made it to where the Pacific Ocean.
  • Fort Clatsop

    Fort Clatsop
    On December 12, 1805, Coboway, a chief of one of the villages, visited Fort Clatsop, which was, at the time, still under construction. He exchanged some goods, for fishhooks and a small bag of Shoshone tobacco. The expedition left Fort Clatsop on March 22, 1806.
  • Peaceful Exchange

    Peaceful Exchange
    On the way through Idaho the expedition and the Nez Perce people exchanged because the expedition needed horses for the terain they were going to go thorough. Then on there return journey home they exchanged again so that the Nez Perce could have their horses back. This is an example of a peaceful exchange between Lewis and Clark and a native tribe.
  • First Bloodshed

    First Bloodshed
    The expedition met the Blackfeet Indians in July 1806. The Americans seemed to be a threat to the indians so that night they attempted to steel from the expedition. The plan turned against them and Lewis and Reuben Field both killed a Blackfeet warrior. This was the first bloodshed between Indians and the U.S.
  • Home!

    Lewis and Clark arrive back to St.Louis, Missouri.