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The epic journey of Louisiana
Transcript of The epic journey of Louisiana
Arthur Peters III
Sacagawea and her son
This is Sacagawea with her son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. She was a 17 years old when she had gotten married to French-Canadian trapper named Toussaint Charbonneau.
How she contributed to the exposition
Sacagawea was familiar with the land that Lewis and Clark had explored.She was a Shoshone woman whose language skills and knowledge of the land would greatly enhance the exposition especially when they reached where she was born.
York, Captain William Clark’s black “manservant"
York, born in 1772, was assigned to be William Clark's man-servant by William's father. William and York were the same age when he was assigned to be his slave. He and some other slaves were owned by his family.
York and his contribution
York was an outstanding value to Lewis, Clark and the exposition. His hunting skills won him many Native American admirers and he was the first African-American that they had ever seen. By this he soon became famous.
They mostly encountered the Mandan and Hidatsa
These tribes before were the centers of trade for the Native Americans in the southern plains, Plateau, and Northwest Coast.Many of these tribes had become friends with France, Spain, and England before the United States had become a country.It was very important to gain their trust, loyalty, and friendship of these tribes.Also to make friends and develop trade relations with these tribes.
This is the Missouri River in the Lewis and Clark exposition which is nicknamed "Big Muddy"
The Missouri River is the longest river which connected into the Mississippi River that spanned over 3,800 miles in the United States and where Lewis and Clark explored.This river served as the path for the exposition and later became the main pathway for the western expansion.
The era of the western expansion
Great tribes of the Osage, Kansas, Mandan, Sioux and many others were living along the river and scores of settlements were built but sadly submerged in the muddy water.It soon earned a fierce reputation of treacherous rivers in America.
This is Lewis, Clark, and his posse down the Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail brought settlers into the states of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California Washington and Montana.By 1841 and 1869, most of the trail was to complete the first transcontinental railroad.The northern Pacific Railroad had reached Portland.
This is where the Oregon Trail expanded
The journey took such a long time, many feared that the expedition had perished.However on December 5, 1805 they reach the Pacific Ocean, attaining their goal and making a major contribution to the discovery of the west.The expedition made a major contribution to the mapping of the U.S.
Lewis and Clark's findings from the exposition
Along the way Lewis and Clark found over 179 kinds of plants and trees,water routes, tools,landscapes,animals,Native Americans,fish,snakes,and birds.
Oh come on!!
This is a quilting of Lewis,Clark,Sacagawea, and her son on the Corps of Discovery
This exploration established relationships with the people that lived in the Louisiana Purchase,it opened a new chapter to American history,it opened the land and discovered new cultures,land, plants, animals, waterways, and trade. This is what they experienced.
The whole Louisiana purchase is colored red
Why Jefferson bought Louisiana from Napoleon is because it is the largest land deals in history in 1803.With the purchase of this new territory, the land area of America nearly doubled.Lewis and Clark led a small expeditionary group called the Corps of Discovery into the territory.
*About.com American History
This is Lewis and Clark on "THE TRAIL"
When Thomas Jefferson dispatched Lewis and Clark to find a water route across North America and explore the uncharted West.They were ordered to study the Native American tribes living in the area as well as the plants, animals, geology and terrain of the region
Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774, in Virginia.When Thomas Jefferson became president, he hired Lewis to be the leader of the expedition.Lewis collected plants, animals, and minerals to study.
Meriwether Lewis was born on August 18, 1774, in Virginia.
He took his dog, Seaman, on the trip. Seaman helped to scare bears away from the Corps of Discovery. After the trip, Lewis became governor of the new territory of Louisiana.
This is Lewis when he was governor os Louisiana
This is Lieutenant William Clark
Lewis's old friend William Clark was born in on August 1, 1770.In the expedition he was the skilled mapmaker and an outdoorsman.He proved to be a natural leader.
*McDougal Littell Creating America page 321
William Clark on the expedition
Clark's greater experience with Indians may have persuaded Lewis. Although Clark had fought tribes he also knew a number of Indians as individuals and from his own perspective, and Lewis's, had an affinity with Indians
The Corp of Discovery revealing the american west
When Meriwether Lewis,William Clark,and the other members of the Corps of Discovery traveled 3,700 miles from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean in dugout boats, on horseback,and on foot.Not only did they not have any cars, airplanes,motorcycles, and other vehicles to travel.They had to deal with the scorching sun to the bone-chilling nights of the west.If only they had the inventions we have today life would be much simpler for them.
This is a Native tribe in their dugout boats in the corps of discovery
For centuries, the Mandans of the upper Missouri River had been one of the most prosperous tribes on the Great Plains.Native farmers, living in permanent villages and growing crops in such abundance that other tribes came great distances to trade with them.