After three weeks of easy travel the Donner group ended up in Independence, Missouri. After a good nights sleep and a resupply they headed out the date was May 12, 1846 to the west where there was a thunderstorm. About a week later the party came up upon a large wagon train controlled by colonel William H. Russell. They were camped by Indian creek about 100 miles west from Independence, Missouri. By the 25 the trail of wagons had been at a standstill and this is where the first death took place.
The Explorer’s Adventure Cabeza De Vaca had shipwrecked on the coast of Texas then walked around 2,500 miles around Mexico. As Cabeza walked he had gone through deserts, mountain ranges, and rivers. To make the trip better Cabeza and three others they became slaves for two years, they later escaped and continues their journey. He walked around Mexico and it took two years but the question is how did he survive?
On the Lewis and Clark expedition, the two men had encountered Native American tribes. Nobody has been completely sure if they treated the Indians with respect. Meriwether Lewis, a skilled frontiersman, was chosen by President Thomas Jefferson to take the lead in an expedition where he would explore the land he had bought, which was known as the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis had chosen William Clark, a draftsman and frontiersman, to co-lead in the journey. The Lewis and Clark expedition began its long journey in May 1804.
“Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad "conductors"(“People and events, Harriet Tubman”). During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger"”(“People and events, Harriet Tubman”). Harriet was also a nurse and a spy during the American Civil War(“Harriet Tubman summary”). “Harriet Tubman led Colonel James Montgomery and his 2nd South Carolina regiment, composed of freed black men, up the Combahee River in South Carolina’s southern Low Country”(“Harriet Tubman summary”).
Pre-Columbus The Americas was first settled in between 10,000 to 23,000 years ago when migrators could cross the Bering Strait on foot due to a land bridge that was there during the ice age. When the migrants arrived the continent it was in rough conditions. Due to the ice age everyone lived as hunters and gatherers. When the climate finally stabilized around 8000 BCE they divided themself into tribes settling
On May 12, 1932, a shocking discovery was made, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. was found dead in a wooded area a couple miles from the Lindbergh estate in Hopewell. Charles Lindbergh and Betty Gow both confirmed the child’s identification and by his clothing worn at the
This information is derived from the journal left behind by William Clark. Sacagawea married Toussaint Charbonneau, who bought Sacagawea, before Lewis and Clark showed up at Fort Mandan, in 1804, to take shelter durring winter. At the fort, they hired Toussaint Charbonneau as a translator of their expedition. They asked him to bring one of his Native American wives in hopes of them knowing the
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.
America’s first steam locomotive made its debut in 1830, and over the next two decades railroad tracks linked many cities on the East Coast. By 1850, some 9,000 miles of track had been laid east of the Missouri River. During that same period, the first settlers began to move westward across the United States; this trend increased dramatically after the discovery of gold in California in 1849. The overland journey–across mountains, plains, rivers and deserts–was risky and difficult, and many westward migrants instead chose to travel by sea, taking the six-month route around Cape Horn at the tip of South America, or risking yellow fever and other diseases by crossing the Isthmus of Panama and traveling via ship to San
At 20 years old with no combat training appointed the Major General of the United States Continental Army. His first combat role under Major General was during September of 1777 at the Battle of Brandywine, during this he was shot in the leg while helping organize a retreat of soldiers. General Washington requested doctors to make sure Lafayette was in his best condition, this ignited a bond a strong bond between the two of them that lasted till Washington 's death (2015, December 21, Marquis de Lafayette.). Following a two month healing period, he was given control of his own
After Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory he commissioned the Corps of Discovery which was led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. We were on a fact finding mission to find a Northwest Passage, become friends with the Native Americans and tell them that America now owns the land, and collect information about plants and animal. The trip began in May of 1804 from St. Louis traveling to the Pacific Ocean and in September of 1806 we returned to St. Louis. On September 7,1804 we ran into an animal we named a prairie dog.
He was also with the British and also with a small group of Americans which was directed by Jedidiah Smith, in April they reached the Bear River, where two outfits parted company. After that Ogden kept continuing south along the Bear River to cub creek in percent cache valley. He also learned some things
William Howell was able to escape but Andrew Morrison received two arrow wounds, causing the arrowheads to remain near his heart for the rest of his life. As a
He noted that the fort was in disarray, as well as the armaments of the fort and the fort’s walls, and he took this information to a comrade of his (Randall, 1990). The comrade relayed this information to the Connecticut Committee of Correspondence, who commissioned a force to take possession of the fort and its contents. The Massachusetts Committee of Safety later commissioned Arnold as a Colonel and ordered him to take the fort (Nelson, 2000). While this was happening, Ethan Allen had recruited more than 150 men, known as the Green Mountain Boys, to undertake the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, and they nominated him Colonel of the expedition (Smith, 1907). Colonel Arnold met Colonel Allen and his Green Mountain Boys at Castleton in the Hampshire Grants, a day’s ride southeast from the opposite shore of