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Lewis and Clark

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Curt DeYoung

on 13 April 2018

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Transcript of Lewis and Clark

Lewis and Clark
By Gabe Verlin
Crossing the Rocky Mountains
Next spring, during April in 1805, the Lewis and Clark expedition packed up all of their stuff and continued their expedition.
They started their journey at the Rocky Mountains.
This time they brought a interpreter and guide with them. Their interpreter and guide was a Shoshone woman named Sacajawea.
Sacajawea lived in the Rocky mountains so she helped the Lewis and Clark expedition a lot when they were traveling on the Rocky Mountains.
Their Journey Back Home
Sacajawea and 6 other Shoshones led the expedition through the rough Rocky Mountains and down to the valley Of the Columbia River.
The Lewis and clark expedition got to the Pacific Ocean in the late fall of 1805.
They spent the winter in Oregon Country.
The next spring they started to head back home to St. Louis.
They got back to St. Louis on September 23, 1806. Their journey was 2 years and 4 months, and they traveled about 8,000 miles.
Fun Facts about Lewis and Clark
Lewis was a captain in the army and Clark reenlisted in the army with the rank of lieutenant. Lewis and Clark is not their names, they are their last names, their names are Meriwether Lewis and Williame with an e Clark.

The Start Of
The Journey
They started the expedition on May 14, 1804
They started out at St. Louis, Missouri and followed the Missouri river.
3 boats carried about 48 members of the Lewis and Clark expedition, they also carried gifts for the Native Americans.
More About the Journey
Some of the gifts they brought were plumed hats, beads paints, knives, and other stuff.
Lewis and Clark recorded what they found with a lot of detail.
They also sent stuff like stuffed animals, horns, skins, and lots of Native American things back to their people.
Right before winter they reached the homeland of the Mandans, a Native American nation that lived in what is now North Dakota and settled for the winter.



How Lewis & Clark Affect Today
Lewis and Clark affect today because now we know what America looks like and we know a more about the Indians to.
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