Members chosen for the expedition were sought after for skills that included hunting, blacksmithing, and gunsmithing, making United States Army soldiers a good option for crew who traveled by land, water and horseback, for nearly 8,000 miles over mountains, through plains and by rivers (The Lewis and Clark Expedition, 2016). The success of the Lewis and Clark expedition was important to science, as they made important observations about the land of North America that lead to creation of maps with Captain Clark having the duty of mapping the landscape because of his experience: the result of maps made by Clark became one of the most important achievements of the western exploration. (The Lewis and Clark Expedition, 2016). The scientific information collected on geography, meteorology, cultures, and animal life and plant life were greatly important to the nation (Corps of Discover, 2016). The trip also was partially useful in creating peaceful relations with the American Indians in territories of the Northwest, although not all tribes were accepting of the gestures, giving gifts was important to building peaceful relationships with the American Indians (The Corp of Discovery, 2016). In Corps of Discover, 2016, “Although it was not successful, “Lewis and Clark achieved an impressive record of peaceful cooperation with the Indians and generated American interest in the fur trade” (Corps of Discover, 2016). On April 7, 1805 the Lewis and Clark exploration provided all gathered information from the trip and sent it to Missouri making the expedition results vitally important to the nations growth by providing information from the crews hard work (Corps of Discover, 2016). As rightfully noted in The Lewis and Clark Expedition, 2016, “The Lewis and Clark Expedition are often called the greatest adventure in American history.”(The Lewis and Clark Expedition, 2016), and as
It was thomas jefferson's newly owned land and his will to explore it he decided to send explorers across it in which he named the corps of discovery. The heads of the group were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. When starting the expedition meriwether lewis bought many gifts for the indians such as beads, coats, fabrics, and hats that could hopefully help convince the indians to be relatively good friends with the explorers and our country. When the expedition started exploring in 1803 they started down the Mississippi river on three ships and didn’t run into any american indians. as they traveled they learned about many new things such as minerals and plants so far unknown to science and eventually sent a care package back to president Jefferson on one of the three ships to show him all the new scientific discoveries that the expedition had made. when the expedition continued they eventually met up with a
Soon after their arrival, John Smith and twenty-three other men went on a trip to search for a passage to the Pacific Ocean. They met and dined with native Powhatan Indians, and learned of their chief. When the first supply ship did not return, John
Sometime in November of 1805, Lewis dispatched George Shannon, and myself to scout territory along the Columbia River. We did so, and camped with the Chinook Indians. When we awoke, they had stolen our rifles, capturing us. Everything played out just find, however.
north of north of the Arkansas River. He argued that would serve as crucial buffer between French Louisiana and British Canada. Many Americans opposed the Louisiana Purchase. Both houses of congress worried that the Louisiana Purchase would reduce clout. Only one federalist supported the Louisiana Purchase treaty which was passed by a vote of 24 to 7. Jefferson had doubts about legality of the Louisiana Purchase. The treaty did not state the boundaries that both countries had. Jefferson requested for congress to approve a $2,500 for the exploratory expedition to the west. The Lewis and Clark Expedition was a way that Jefferson would hope that Lewis and Clark would find a water route that linked the Columbia and Missouri rivers. At that time
It was crucial that Lewis and Clark exchanged goods, ideas, and knowledge for the corps. Lewis and Clark valued the information from the Hidatsa, with their westward raids and trade network. Whenever one of the Hidatsa visited Fort Mandan he was traded special treatment for information and knowledge. The Hidatsa indians would enlighten the Corps with information of other Indian tribes that the Corps would soon encounter on their expedition. Lewis and Clark met the Walla Walla tribe on their journey westward. The Walla Walla were very interested in trading with the Corps. On the Corps journey back east, they returned to the Walla Walla Village. They were again greeted warmly by the Indians. Yelleppit, the head chief, presented Clark with a beautiful white horse. Clark decided to make the trade, and Yelleppit received Clark's sword, some ammunition, and trade goods in exchange. The Corps was persuaded to stay one more day. Lewis and Clark exchanged with Sacagawea horses if she lead them through the land and mountains as well as helping translate and interpret. The Corps also needed food to eat when it was hard for them to provide on their own. After being welcomed into the Wanapam and Yakima tribes, Lewis and Clark exchanged items like knitting paraphernalia for dog meat to eat. By exchanging goods and knowledge, Lewis and Clark were able to successfully complete their journey with the help of the goods exchanged
The Columbian Exchange between the new world and the old world significantly change people’s lives. After 1492, Europeans brought in horses to America which changes the nomadic Native American groups’ living from riding on buffalos to horses. This interchange also change the diet of the rest of the world with foods such as corns (maize), potatoes which are major diet for European nowadays. Besides all the animals from old world to the new world, Spanish also brought in the diseases that Native Americans were not immune of, such as smallpox which led to a large amount of Native Americans’ deaths.
Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortes were both famous Spanish adventurers during the Age of Exploration. When the explorers came upon land, they encountered two different cultures. In 1492, Columbus encountered the Taino people, and in 1520, Cortes encountered the Aztecs. The two cultures that the men encountered were different in more ways than they were similar in regards to how the natives treated the men, what weapons they had and their war-like behavior, their technologically advancements, their housing and architectural structures, and even their religion.
Sacajawea was one of the most influential people in the exploration of the west coast. Sacajawea was a native american woman living in 18th and 19th centuries. Americans today know nothing certain about this brave woman. The only information that Americans have about sacajawea is from the diaries and journals of Lewis and Clark. Sacagawea was born in around 1786 in Idaho or Montana as a lemhi shoshone woman. Some historians believe that Sacagawea died shortly after giving birth to her daughter, lisette, in 1812. Others believe that she re-joined the shoshone after the expedition, and died in 1884.
although not much is known about the time when Sacagawea was young, it is believed that she was born around 1788 in Lehmi River Valley, Idaho of her Shoshone village.Her exact death year is unknown. Some say she lived until 1884, dying in a southern indian tribe, after leaving her abusive husband. Other people say she died in 1812, shortly after giving birth to her daughter. Sacagawea was captured during war between her Northern Shoshone Tribe and the Hidatsas from the Metaharta, North Dakota, Knife River Village between the ages of 12 and 14. Before that, she was told to be a part of the Agaiduka or the Salmon Eater Band in her original tribe. After her capture, she was sold to the French-Canadian Toussaint Charbonneau, who was a fur trader
Costume: The dress was made with deerskin material along with the boots that were made with animal fur. The apparels during the late 1700’s was hand-made by using skins from the animal herds in their tribe. Because the Shoshone women were gatherers, protected the horses, collected wood to make fire, and arranged the teepees, their status was low and were treated with little respect in the Lemhi-Shoshone society. Sacagawea’s childhood in the Shoshone village near the Lemhi valley contributed mainly to patriarchal society which allowed her to gain special techniques to maintain her own livelihood.
Sacagawea’s exploration with Lewis and Clark in The Corps of Discover Expedition made an impact on the United States and its decisions on exploration and expansion. Sacagawea was a Shoshone interpreter who greatly contributed to the Lewis and Clark Expedition .She knew some of the geography they passed through, and interpreted when the expedition came across Shoshone-speaking American Indians. Sacagawea identified roots, plants, and berries that were medicinal or edible along the journey, helping Lewis and Clark identify things about this new land. Sacagawea is a significant part of the Corps of Discover Expedition because she contributed to helping build relationships between American Indians and White Americans. She also helped the discovery of new geography, plant and animal species, which in turn made new things
Born the daughter of her proud Shoshone chief in Idaho Sacagawea is her name meaning bird women when I turned twelve was when everything I knew and loved was taken away from me. The Hidatsa Indians killed all the men, women and boys at our tribe. Only young women like Sacagawea and her friend Naya Nuki, as they went to their village in North Dakota we worked as their slaves. In Great Falls, Montana I bought a condo there several years ago… the Lewis and Clark expedition learned for a route through the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Sacagawea was the women who led the two men. A Hidatsa Indian family sold me when I turned thirteen to a fun trapper name Toussaint Charbonneau life with Toussaint was no better a brutal man who tied Manitoba
Introducing a girl who is brave, a great leader and lead Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Ocean with a baby on her back. She was able to find berries,wild herbs,white apples, prairie turnips, wild licorice, and wild artichokes which made her a highly skilled gatherer for food. On her journey she went through sickness, wild rivers,
The soldiers wrote down their experience with the Natchez Indians, describing it as they stayed three days and each day was interesting. They each found how unique the Natchez were in the areas that they learned about them. Two French brothers setup a trade shack near the Mississippi river and gained a lot of trade from