Category Archives: Lewis and Clark expedition

Lewis and Clark Expedition

Summary After the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, President Thomas Jefferson ordered an expedition to explore the northwestern portion of the country by a group of Army volunteers called the Corps of Discovery. The expedition was organized under the command of Captains William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. The objective of the expedition…

Sacagawea’s role and significance in the Lewis and Clark expedition

Sacagawea was the only female among 32 male members of the Lewis and Clark expedition. She was part of the main party from April 7, 1805 until August 14, 1806. Her official role was that of a  interpreter. However, she was not in the payroll as was  her French Canadian…

Sacagawea joins the Lewis and Clark Expedition

On April 7, 1805 as the spring was being felt on the Missouri River, 17 year old Sacagawea, with her on her back, departed with the  on what was to be a 5,000 mile (8,000 km) journey that would last 16 months. Sacagawea , her role was not just that…