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Compare this timeline of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with events in Thomas Jefferson's life and the larger world.
Sacagawea was a Shoshone interpreter best known for being the only woman on the Lewis and Clark expedition into the American West. Check out her story from Biography.com, plus many related videos.
Wild rivers. Rugged mountains. An unknown continent to explore! Join Lewis and Clark on their expedition across America in this interactive game, and also learn the histories of famous and lesser known people on this incredible adventure.
While Lewis and Clark were the first Americans to see much of what would become the western United States, those same lands had long been occupied by native peoples. Over the course of the expedition, the Corps of Discovery would come into contact with nearly 50 Native American tribes.
Brief biography of Lewis and Clark with some information on their expedition. Links to additional pages on their travels.
Sacagawea, originally from the Shosone tribe, endured several hardships before meeting Lewis and Clark in the early 1800s. Learn how she became the explorers' celebrated guide and interpreter on their journey to the Pacific Ocean.
Twenty-five hundred dollars were appropriated to fund a small expeditionary group, whose mission was to explore the uncharted West. Jefferson called the group the Corps of Discovery. Over the next four years, the Corps would travel thousands of miles, experiencing lands, rivers and peoples that no other Americans had experienced before. Don't miss the interactive trail map!