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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…

Who was Sacagawea?

Sacagawea was a  Indian girl who accompanied the Corps of Discovery expedition led by Captains William Clark and Merriwether Lewis to explore the American Northwest. Sacagawea’s image was popularized in the early 20th century as a significant historical character after the publication of a novel by Eva Emery Dye, Conquest: The…

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…