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.
“The Oregon Trail,” written by Francis Parkman is a description of the experiences traveling into the unknown depths of the American west in 1846. The story is told from the first person point of view of Parkman, a scholar from Boston who embarks on the great expedition of traveling into the west in hopes of studying the lives of the Native Americans. His journey is also one of the first detailed descriptions of the beauty and the bounty of a largely uninhabited North American territory. But one of the most critical elements of the story was Parkman’s encounters and recruitment of members to his band of travelers who ultimately play a major role in the success of the western journey.
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.
Peter Skene Ogden was born in 1794. Ogden was an experienced trapper and mountain man who remained with the Hudson’s Bay Company, after its 1821 merger with the North West Fur Company. Shortly after that he was made leader of the Snake River Expeditions by John Mcloughlin. He also was instructed to continue the British policy of creating a “fur desert”. Ogden with a brigade of 131, pushed south from flathead house toward Utah in December 1824.
During the Mexican-American War he was a quartermaster. He was very brave and got credit and opportunities for it. After getting married in 1848 and starting a family shortly after, he had to leave because he was assigned for war. In 1853 Grant got transferred to Fort Humboldt as Captain. When he came home after his assignment him and his family moved to Missouri.
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
We have just confirmed that Thomas Jefferson has signed a treaty of the giant purchase of the Louisiana territory from France in May 2, 1803. This purchase has now given us 827,000 square miles of land leading to land west of the Mississippi river. This deal has been discovered by James Monroe and Robert Livingston who are now giving us the story of how they helped acquire the land. Hello Mr. Monroe and Mr. Livingston can you explain how you both found this extraordinary offer. “Oh yes of course we will tell you, This is how it started.
Pontiac played a huge role in the signing of the settlement of Paris. He lived in the Maumee or Detroit River Valleys, Historians are not really sure but have written it down, he was born in the year of 1720, his parents were Indians from Miami but he decided to turn towards the Indian from Ottawa lifestyle. In 1740, He became the Indians war leader and united with New France
Angkor was put on the map in 1860, by Henri Mouhot. Henri was going on a series of trips in which he was going to find new zoological specimens. Through his journey of trying to find specimens, he came across Angkor. Henri recorded three weeks worth of drawings and observations of Angkor and told everyone once he had come back from his botanical expedition. Although Henri Mouhot was credited with the rediscovery of Angkor, he did not in fact rediscover Angkor but had put it on the map, because Angkor was already known by some people and had a few hunters and fishers sleeping in the
I was apart of the Corps of Discovery with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on a 2 year and 4 month journey, on the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. It was a fact finding mission, brought upon us by president Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson wanted us to try and find a water route that goes across North America, get on good terms with Native American tribes, tell the tribes that we come in peace, that we now own the land, and lastly collect information about animals, plants, and landscapes. This adventure was a once in a lifetime opportunity and it will make our country very successful in the future. During this expedition we were on a wide, moderate current river with a bunch of timber on both sides of us.
He took the oath of office and qualified in July 1820, but he only held court for a little while, for at the end of August he was in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and in December he was in New Orleans, where he had made arrangements to live in Joseph H. Hawkins home and study law. At this time Moses Austin was traveling to San Antonio to apply for a grant of land and permission to settle 300 families in Texas. Though not totally excited about the Texas adventure, Austin decided to cooperate with his father. He arranged to get a loan from his friend Hawkins to float the enterprise and was at Natchitoches expecting to go with his father to San Antonio when he learned of Moses Austin 's death. He proceeded to San Antonio, where he arrived in August 1821.
Lewis and Clark Expedition In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson handed over a small price of $15,000,000 for the Louisiana Territory, originally owned by France. After the treaty for the purchase was made, Jefferson issued an exploration of this new land. Jefferson ordered that his personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis, an intelligent and skilled man, be the leader of the expedition. As his personal assistant, Lewis selected the help of William Clark. The two loyal men assembled the best crew they could find
He graduated in 1833 and for two years, he became a mathematical instructor to midshipmen in the navy. During his teaching, he made his first scientific paper of Mt. Vesuvius volcano. After his journey he assisted Professor Benjamin Silliman at Yale College for two years. In 1836, Dana was invited to go on the Wilkes Expedition, first commissioned by the U.S. government for hydrographic and scientific survey of the Antarctic, the Pacific Islands, and the north-west American coast, headed by Capt.
I would explore the forest and the river and come back with a load of game. I decided to get into the trading business because of hunting. When I was 23 I moved from my parents’ farm and moved to the Smoky Hills in the summer of 1859. I created different trading posts in Salina, Towanda, and several in Wichita. I moved from Towanda to Wichita because my neighbors and I organized another
He was the first great painter to travel beyond the Mississippi to paint the Indians, and his Indian Gallery, staggering in its ambition and scope, is one of the wonders of the nineteenth century. Catlin was just seven years old in 1803 when Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark on a three-year expedition to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. In 1830, Catlin made his initial pilgrimage to St. Louis to meet William Clark and learn from him all he could of the western lands he hoped to visit. He would have only a short time to accomplish his goal—to capture with canvas and paint the essence of Indian life and culture. In that same year, the Indian Removal Act commenced the twelve-year action that would remove the remaining Indians