After the purchase of the Louisiana territory from the french, Thomas Jefferson has sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore this new land, in hopes of locating useful resources, mapping territory and setting out a trade route toward the pacific ocean. So then set the long, treacherous trail Lewis and Clark has embarked on, encountering foreign environment and Native Americans. Who they eventually have started to disrespect them, by their act of violence, and motivation of cultural cleansing, therefore causing an act against different tribes.
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
We have finished. We finished the journey. Today is the day that will go down in history books. Everyone will remember the Meriwether Lewis and William Clark expedition. They’ll call it “one of the greatest expeditions of all time.”
On the calm set day of November 1,1730, everything for the Cherokee tribe seemed ordinary and the least bit unusual. The men were hunting, fishing, and preparing for the cold winter that was soon to creep upon them, while the women were back at the huts cleaning, knitting blankets, and sewing buffalo Hyde to cover the floors, trying there best to create anything to protect the families from the cold, the children
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
In the early beginning of building America mountain men discovered many different regions of the United States but one mountain man in particular made discoveries and saw the country in ways that no other mountain man had before. John Colter the mountain man contributed to building America by traveling across the United States with Lewis and Clark, learning the wilderness, and discover Yellowstone, Jackson Hole and leading the Missouri Fur Company to help develop the culture of America.
The Lewis and Clark expedition was the first American exploration across the western part of the United States. They were known as the “Corps”. While exploring Lewis and Clark encountered a with Native American tribe. The tribe exchanged knowledge, ideas, and items to help Lewis and Clark with their journey. Their exploration find a practical route across the Western half of the continent. Lewis and Clark encountered many obstacles like the Rocky Mountains, but found the Pacific ocean and a way across the United States. By the courageous exploration of Lewis and Clark, their encounters with Native Americans, and the exchange of foods, animals, and knowledge shaped the United States as it is today.
This suggests that Jefferson, Lewis, and Clark did this in an effort to befriend the Indian tribes. “Lewis had worked closely with Jefferson to ensure he was well prepared with Indian presents which included pipe tomahawks, sheet iron, flannel, handkerchiefs, combs, cloth, beads, butcher knives, pocket looking glasses…” (University of Virginia, 2) Lewis and Clark developed a routine when they encountered a new tribe. They held a conference, handed out the gifts, and explained their innocent intentions. Because of this, Lewis and Clark establish good relations with the Native Americans. “Lewis also knew that gift giving and trade were important parts of most known Indian cultures…” (National Park Service, 6) Lewis had apparently receieved a “crash course” in diplomacy and about the known Indian cultural groups. He knew that giving gifts to the Indians would please them. Because Lewis and Clark had gifted the Indians, he would receive needed goods and food along the way. Lewis and Clark not only cared about Indian culture, but also cared about the Indians
Crossing over rivers, rolling hills, endless plains, and mountain passes to finally reach a salvation with huge plots of land with boundless capabilities is what many Americans did while passing through the Oregon Trail. The trail allowed many Americans to have an opportunity to prosper, but there were many dangers and perils that they would have to face. The motivation to travel the Oregon Trail was so strong because it allowed endless possibilities for Americans to escape debt, start businesses, farm large sums of land, and for Manifest Destiny.
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
1) Lewis and Clark established relationships with the Native Americans in the region which was the main goal of Thomas Jefferson. The information they learned from the Native Americans such as food and Navigation proved to be very helpful.
Lewis, Clark and the corps of discovery came across the Nez Perce when they were on the Clearwater river, at the time the crew was famished, or starving and tired, The Nez Perce fed them. They ended up camping there, at the north fork of clearwater
I 'm not so familiar with Pike, but I can tell you all you want to know about Lewis and Clark. When Napoleon needed money, he sold Jefferson the Louisiana Purchase, which he had acquired when he conquered Spain (the Spanish were not amused). To find out what he 'd just purchased, Jefferson sent Merriweather Lewis and William Clark (the brother of George Rogers Clark) to explore it. It covered an area from Louisiana northward to Missouri and across the biggest part of the Great Plains and Northwest. The team which went with them included such diverse people as Sacajawea, a Shosone Indian and her baby (nicknamed "Pompey" by Lewis), Lewis 's slave, French trappers, woodsmen, and other interpreters. Lewis concentrated on cataloging what they
Lewis and Clark were known for an incredible journey that changed US history. The journey increased the size of the US dramatically. From May 14, 1804, to September 23, 1806, a dangerous but yet history changing exploration occurred. Through many dangerous situations and hardships, the expedition of Lewis and Clark turned out a success.