Two years after the Louisiana Purchase Lewis and Clark went on an legendary expedition. They came across animals that they have never seen before. They crossed huge rivers. They explored miles of land in the Western United States. They crossed 15 states, and started in Camp Wood near st. Lewis Missouri.
On May 14, 1804 William Clark and his four dozen men left their St. Louis camp to meet with Meriwether Lewis. The men met going upstream the Missouri river on May 20, 1804 starting the Lewis and Clark expedition. Clark would stay aboard the keelboat to chart the course and make maps when Lewis went to study the different rock formations, soil, animals, and plants on land. They tried to make camp along the river when they could and used night guards in case they encountered any Indians. Lewis and Clark, along with their men, traveled more than 600 miles up the Missouri by the end of July.
The Corps of Discovery was the expedition of Lewis and Clark exploring the new land that was bought from the Louisiana purchase. Lewis and Clark went on this expedition to make contact with the Native Americans who lived there and to a waterway between the Mississippi and the pacific ocean. Lewis and Clark were two explorers who were chosen by Thomas Jefferson to go on an exploration into the western territory they just bought from Napoleon Bonaparte. While they were exploring they came across the Shoshone tribe and met Sacajawea, who had her baby with her at the time and became their guide. Then they worked their way to the pacific ocean.
Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer who led the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the American interior of the Pacific. He did this with the company of William Clark. The Lewis and Clark expedition spanned over 8,000 miles in a three year period. They took the Corps of Discovery, which was the name of the expedition party, down the Ohio River, then up the Missouri River, across the Continental Divide, down the Columbus River and to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and Clark along with their expedition began their journey near St. Louis, Missouri in May 1804.
Among the explorers of North America that sought out and plundered the natives’ riches, Hernando De Soto is noted for combing over the southeast. During this journey De Soto is noted for meeting and sending Chief Tuscaloosa to his untimely death. Not only did Hernando De Soto and his crew kill Chief Tuscaloosa but they were known for conquering other natives in lust over their riches, such as gold and silver, not to mention their territory. The natives stood no chance against Hernando De Soto and his men, not only were the natives at a disadvantage technologically but the had been already injured socially and economically.
The Trail of Tears was a massive transport of thousands of Native Americans across America. After the Indian removal act was issued in 1830 by president Andrew Jackson, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, and Seminole tribes were taken from their homelands and transported through territories in what many have called a death march. The government, on behalf of the new settlers ' cotton picking businesses, forced the travel of one hundred thousand Native Americans across the Mississippi River to a specially designated Indian territory for only the fear and close-mindedness of their people. The Native Americans were discriminated against by not only their new government, but also the people of their country and forced to undertake one of the most difficult journeys of their lives.
Peter Skene Ogden was a good man. He was born 1794 in Quebec Canada and died September 27 154 in Oregon City . Here is a list of his accomplishments. He left his home in Canada to be a fur trader as a teenager. , he was a great trapper, he lead the snake river country expeditions, he traced the Utah territory, was with the Hudson bay community until death, and was the first to travel the west intermountain range from north to south, had two lovely native American wives
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploring was exactly what drove the thrill in Lewis and Clark’s life. Having been given a chance by Thomas Jefferson, the current president at the time, they both joined together and brought each of their skills to help accomplish the journey they 've been requested to take. Having each of their strengths combined they needed a crew to make the trek successful. Lewis wondered through the deep thicket of the uncharted land when Clark fixed his eyes across the rivers and rich earth untouched lands mapping every thing he could imagine.
During the age of discovery there roamed many great explorers from England, Spain, Portugal, France, and many other significant countries to this time period. Without theses courageous men, America might not have been what it is today. Individuals praise explorers for discovering and making the New World what it is today, but many overlook the bad that had been done. The worst things that have been done in history are enforcing religion on innocent Native Americans , spreading various diseases to the indigenous people of the Americas along with other Europeans, and using American goods to expand trade, which had later lead to the start of the slave trade in many prospering countries striving for wealth. However, without these tragic events history would be completely different and the Americas would not be as we know them today
The Native Americans have been living in America longer than anyone. The Indians have made a big impact on America. But how? European Immigration, sharing lands, the French and Indian War, the Indian Removal Act, and Manifest Destiny all worked towards getting rid of them. How has the Native American’s culture, history and daily life been affected by European Immigration into the Americas?