Lewis and clark expedition

Lewis and Clark Trail

  • St. Louis, Missouri

    St. Louis, Missouri
    On the journey the corps of discovery had left at four at night to go meet up with lewis in St. Charles, Missouri. The expedition began to head to the Pacific Coast, so they started heading West on the Missouri River. Then, had soon passed La Charlotte, which happened to be the last Euro-American establishment in the state of Missouri.
  • Trade Exchange with a Native Tribe

    Trade Exchange with a Native Tribe
    On August 18, 1804, Lewis and the chief of the Missouri indians had met, and that chief's name was Big Horse. There was a trade exchange involved. Lewis and his people just wanted peace on the land, and no ambushing other native tribes, and in exchange they gave them beads, paint, and tobacco.
  • The Casualty

    The Casualty
    On August 20, 1804, a casualty occured with a sergeant by the name of Charles Floyd. Charles had died from a sickness called appendicitis, Charles was the very first soldier from the United States to die Westward of the Mississippi River.
  • Sioux Tribe

    Sioux Tribe
    On the date of September 35, 1804, the expedition kept meeting up with the Sioux Tribe. The tribe chief Black Buffalo, challenged them and demanded expense of tobacco, then after that the expedition had grabbed weapons and prepared to fire. Then, finally the expedition gave them the expense of tobacco, and then the chief of Sioux Tribe told his men to back off. The reason they just gave it away easily is because they needed to finish the voyage and they knew they would not have won the battle.
  • Fort Mandan

    Fort Mandan
    Fort Mandan is where they were for winter, and it was just Mandan before they went there, but then they built a fort there for winter. They had run into good tribes that were friendly and nice same with vilagers. The fort was filled with visitors, such as Mandans, which were led by Big White and Black Cat.
  • Weather Influences Expedition

    Weather Influences Expedition
    Fort Mandan is where weather influenced the expedition, because the weather would be able to all the way as low as negative forty degrees farenheit. So, with it that cold they can get frostbite, but also the ink froze so no writing for them.
  • A Baby is Born

    A Baby is Born
    On the date of febuary 11, 1805, a baby named Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was born by a woman by the name of Sacajawea. Jean was born in North Dakota, and the man delivering the baby was Captain Lewis, and he used some rattlesnake tail. About two months later they could be on their way to the coast because the baby was ready to be picked and able to move around more.
  • An Animal Affecting their Trip

    An Animal Affecting their Trip
    This animal was big and scary, and they had to shoot at it at least ten times before it died. The animal usually weighs five hundred pounds or over, and they were fighting and fighting it. This certain animal was a grizzly bear, the expedition found grizzlies terrifying.
  • Expedition Member becomes ill

    Expedition Member becomes ill
    Close to summertime, Sacajawea fell down very sick and ill, and fro then on the trip on the river started slowing down more. Lewis kept getting mad since they were behind schedule, so he sent men over to see if the waterfall was close. If it was not he would have to turn around go the other way down the river.
  • Plant or Tree Affects Expedition

    Plant or Tree Affects Expedition
    There was some opium while they were moving, which is what affected the expedition. This opium had saved a life, and that life was of a wise woman named Sacajawea, and the person saving this life was Lewis.
  • Present-Day Idaho

    Present-Day Idaho
    On August 12, 1805, members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed a lemhi Pass into present-day Idaho. The present day of Idaho was the home of Sacajawea, and her fellow tribe members, also known as the Shoshone tribe. While there, Sacajawea, and her tribe gave the expedition members vital, and important assitance, on there way to the lost trail's pass, over into Montana.
  • Shoshone Tribe

    Shoshone Tribe
    On August 13, 1805, three women from shoshone tribe saw four strangers to them, and it was Lewis, and three of his men. To tell them the don't want to fight, he put his gun down, and drew a symbol onhis face that means peace. Then a war of sixt shoshones, came and the women convinced them that they were friendly.
  • Fort Clatsop

    Fort Clatsop
    Lewis and Clark crossing over to South shore of Columbia River, and start to build a winter fort called Clatsop. They had spent three months at Fort Clatsop, during thos three months Clark had worked hours on drawing accurate maps, and after they talked to some indians around the area, they found out they took a path that was not needed or unecessary. The fellow members and hunters had went out and killed one hundred elk and twenty deer, then ate it.
  • The Expedition is Aided

    The Expedition is Aided
    Clatsop Indians is a native tribe that had helped out Leis and Clark's expedition. They aided them in food by telling them where the elk is, or if there was a whale washed up on a shore. They also gave them good information to help them build their fort.
  • Expedition Member Kills Native Tribe Member

    Expedition Member Kills Native Tribe Member
    Reuben Field was out glancing at night, and had found out about them trying to steal their guns.He had killed a Blackfoot Indian for what they were trying to do. This killing, was the first war type fight between Western indians, and members of the United States.