Lewis and Clark Anchor NF

  • Starting point St. Louis, Missouri

    Starting point St. Louis, Missouri
    The day the Journey sets off "under a jentle brease" Clark wrote. Clark and almost 4 dozen began traveling up the Missouri River to eventually meet Lewis. They traveled in a large Keelboat, which was able to carry ten tons of supplies, and two other boats. They had to sometimes sail, row, use setting poles, and sometimes wade along the bank to keep the boats moving.
  • The sick man

    The sick man
    Sergeant Charles Floyd wrote in his journal that he was sick. He wrote before the journey,""I am verry sick and has ben for Sometime but have Recovered my helth again." Apparently he only felt better but was not actually better.
  • The First Casualty

    The First Casualty
    This was the day of the death of Sergeant Charles Floyd. His death was the first and only death of the entire trip which was caused by appendicitis. They had a burial service for him on a small bluff a half mile away from a river which they named after him. Clark said, "He was buried with the honors of war.
  • The Yankton Sioux

    The Yankton Sioux
    This was a peaceful encounter with the Yankton Sioux. The Yankton Sioux held Lewis and Clark and their crew as honored guests. They held a large feast for them and they agreed to join the American trade. The Indians had competitions in which Lewis and Clark gave beads to the winners.
  • Teton Sioux encounter

    Teton Sioux encounter
    This was a bad encounter for Lewis and Clark. The Teton Sioux tribe was basically the ruler of Indian trade in the area; President Jackson wanted to make peace with them because of this. Lewis and Clark met them on Bad River where they gave them some things to help gain there approval. The Teton Sioux began demanding more and more, eventually they demanded a boat. When Lewis and Clark refused both sides raised arms but both backed down at the end and Lewis and Clark went back on their journey.
  • Fort Mandan

    Fort Mandan
    This was when Lewis and clark began their stay at Fort Clatsop.
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    Fort Madan

    This time period is when Lewis and Clark spent the winter at Fort Mandan. They spent their time reparing the equipment, hunting game, and trading with the Indians. Here they hired an interpreter namedToussaint Charbonneau and his wife, Sacagawea, to come with them on their journey. They also took time during their stay to write down what they had seen and learned.
  • A Baby is Born

    A Baby is Born
    On this day Sacagawea, Lewis and Clarks guide and interpreter, gave birth to a baby boy. Lewis decided to help deliver the baby to ensure Sacagawea's safety. He gave her a mixture of crushed rattlesnake rattle and water which was said to help speed up labor. "Whether this medicine was truly the cause or not, I shall not undertake to determine", Clark said.<a href='' >
  • Spring Rains = Time to Move

    Spring Rains = Time to Move
    The spring rains had come, and now the river had begun to thaw. Lewis and Clark could now move on. They packed their supplies and moved into a new territory that no American had been before.
  • The Grizzly encounter.

    The Grizzly encounter.
    Lewis and Clark had headed into Grizzly Bear country. The indians had warned them about these great beasts. Lewis, however, believed that the Bears stood no chance to a rifle. He was proved wrong when they went to hunt one and it took many of their bullets just to bring it down. Clark wrote, "we Shot ten Balls into him before we killed him, & 5 of those Balls through his lights".</a>
  • The Shoshone Experience

    The Shoshone Experience
    Lewis, Clark, and several of their men met several women gathering food. Lewis showed that they were friendly by lowering his gun, giving them gifts, and painting their faces. Later the women told a large group of 60 Shoshone warriors that they were friendly. After Lewis had given the Shoshone warriors gifts they treated Lewis and Clark as guests.
  • The Help of Camas

    The Help of Camas
    This day Lewis and Clark found a new source of food. The Nez Perce had shown them Camas, which is a flower that can be eaten, when they came out of the Bitter Root Mountains. It was a plant that they heavily used for sustanance.
  • Fort Clatsop

    Fort Clatsop
    This was when Lewis and Clark began their stay at Fort Clatsop.
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    Fort Clatsop

    As winter approached they made a small fort in the territory of the Clatsop Indians which they named the fort after. The time they spent there was troublesome; they were terrorized by fleas, lost much of the trade items they had for the Indians, and were bombarded with rain every day which brought problems. Clark said, "this accident of spoiled meat is owing to warmth & the repeeted rains".
  • Crossing the Bitteroot Mountains With Inidians in Idaho

    Crossing the Bitteroot Mountains With Inidians in Idaho
    Lewis and Clark began their hard trip back through the Bitteroot Mountains. They had waited several days for a group of Nes Perce to come. When they finally arrived they took the expedition through in only six days. Without the Nez Perce the expedition would have never survived.
  • The Killing of Two Blackfeet Indians

    The Killing of Two Blackfeet Indians
    The day before Lewis and a small amount of men had encountered eight Blackfeet Indian braves. The encounter with them went well until the next morning when indians began to take their rifles and horses. Lewis and another man both killed one indian in the skirmish.