Pike's Exploration: Case Study

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Article 2: Pike 's Exploration Inspired by the journey of Lewis and Clark, a man named Zebulon Pike decided to travel to the West to learn more about Western America. He explored the South of the Louisiana Territory. Pike led an expedition west of the Rocky Mountains, where he would try to climb a mountain that rose out of the Colorado plains. This mountain was packed with snow going up to Pike’s waist. Pike was only able to scale ⅔ of the mountain before giving up. He turned back due to cold temperatures and snow. This mountain will later be known as Pikes Peak. As he was returning home, Pike stopped in Spanish New Mexico where he was accused as a spy. After returning to America after several months, the US took a great deal of interest in
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