Along with his salary and 1,600 acres of land, he was named governor of the Louisiana Territory. Lewis also tried to publish the journals that he and Clark wrote during their great adventure. Always prone to dark moods, he began to have a drinking problem and neglected his duties as governor. TRAGIC END Lewis died on October 12, 1809, at an inn near Nashville, Tennessee. He had been on his way to Washington, D.C., at the time.
They also came across many rivers including the Columbia River, the Missouri River, and the Mississippi River. Thomas Jefferson asked for $2,500 from the congress, but the number got higher to around $50,000. Lewis and Clark went through harsh weather,dangerous waters, and endured hunger during this expedition. They were on a hunt for a all-water route across North America. They also ate a lot.
Dillon Edwards Desperate Passage: The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West, Ethan Rarick, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2008. Desperate Passage is a good book that sheds light on a perilous journey taken by a group of strangers who come together to form a wagon train. It was written by Ethan Rarrick. In the book a group of strangers band together to form a wagon train to make the perilous journey west. Along the way they woud have to deal with Indians, mountains, weather, and many other obstacles.
His success came from his writings about the American western frontier. Bret Harte was born August 25, 1836, in Albany, Ney York. Bret Harte’s family moved around a lot, so he did not get a very good education. During the frequent moving, he had a lot of time to read. Some of Harte’s favorite authors were Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, and Edgar Allan Poe.
Washington Irving was the author of “The Devil and Tom Walker”, in his early life he began to study to be a lawyer, but soon falling away from that finding he had more interest in traveling and writing. Irving’s work including, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle”, became known as an important part of American heritage today. The setting was in New England, the year 1727, just at the time that earthquakes were prevaled. Around the area of where Tom Walker had lived with his wife, Tom had found an old Indian fort which he chose to rest at on his way homeward. The main characters in “The Devil and Tom Walker” are obviously the Devil, “a great black man...neither Negro nor Indian” and Tom Walker who was a “miserly fellow”.
The man didn’t want to accept this offer so I also offered Whisky along with the medicine, this time he agreed. About two days after we began on Barlow Road things started to get difficult. When we were going around Mt. Hood the road got very steep. We were pulling up Pat’s wagon with some rope when the rope snapped.
The tribe made an influence on the Westward expansion and made war between the Americans,so many people wonder how the Americans influenced the tribe and where are they now. Nebraska was their first home for the Sioux tribe. It was all new to them and had lots and lots of land for themselves. They didn’t have any type of transportations, but,not to mention, Spanish explorers gave them horses in the 1500’s,which was needed for hunting, and were intelligent to build a boat when crossing a river. The Sioux were excellent hunters and farmers.
One of the ways he has influenced people by coming from a log cabin to the presidency with little to no education. Another way is that he may have gotten beaten by Stephen Douglas in the Senate election, but he got back up and beat Douglas in the presidental election. Also, he helped end one of the evilest idealogies, slavery. Abraham Lincoln influenced many people in the things he said and did. The time period that Abraham Lincoln lived in influenced him greatly.
However, this did not happen right away because in 1905 an outbreak of yellow fever had just hit. With yellow fever outbreaking, many Americans as well as others, left the country, which of course put the construction of the Panama Canal on hold. Many Americans thought that this was the last problem that occured, but unfortunately it wasn 't. The French had tried to build the canal but they failed at doing
This was the passing of Charles Floyd. Lewis remarked that Charles’s death was the saddest part of the journey. The presumed cause of death was appendicitis, but other sources have stated it may have been peritonitis, inflammation of the wall of the abdominal wall or biliary colic. Charles Floyd was one of the first to volunteer to join Lewis and took extremely detailed notes. He died in 1804 on the Missouri River.
Many of us died from European diseases. Some of us chose to adapt to American customs and learn their religion. Samuel Wooster learned are language to spread Christianity. The trail was cold we barely made it to Kansas without freezing to death. Only to find out that we had to start all over And when we went back to Georgia from Kansas.
That was until the beginning of August, when the Corps of Discovery was finally given the opportunity to make a good first impression on the Native Americans. It was on August second that the Corps of Discovery encountered a small group of Oto and Missouri Indians. The interaction between the two groups went peacefully; gifts were exchanged as was valuable information. The Indians gave warning to the travelers that the Sioux Indians, one of the most powerful tribes in the Louisiana Territory, would have a much different, harsher reaction to the group’s presence. The Corps of Discovery made note of this and continued on their journey with more caution than before.
Peter Skene Ogden was a Canadian fur trapper and trader. When he was young he explored the Great Basin, Oregon, Northern California, and the area around the Snake River. He had a reputation as a rough and tough trapper and trader. He came to Utah in 1825. There is a river that is named after him.
They also faced a couple of conflicts. Many travelers began to complain about the expensive toll charges the Native Americans had in order for them to cross their land. Out of 500,000 people to travel along the Oregon Trail fewer than 400 pioneers lost their lives due to attacks. Sadly the attacks became more frequently, but in order to reduce them. They made a treaty.
For many people the ability to pick up and leave everything they know is just a far-fetched idea that they dream but for Chris McCandless this dream became a reality during the early 1990s. Into the Wild, directed by Sean Penn is based on a book about the story of Chris McCandless written John Krakauer. The story of McCandless takes the audience on a sight-seeing trip from the streets of Los Angeles and Mexico to the desolate landscapes of “Scab City” in California and the Alaskan Wilderness. Through his time on his own McCandless evolved his identity from a post graduate, bogged down by society and a messed up home life to a man who no longer needed anyone’s input on how to find his own happiness. Three stylized moments, those that are