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By Maurice Isserman, John S. Bowman

In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery as a systematic excursion to discover the newly received Louisiana buy. The objective used to be to profit extra in regards to the Northwest's average assets, population, and chances for payment. The Lewis and Clark excursion used to be the second one recorded transcontinental crossing of North the United States north of Mexico via white americans. Their trip was once major in that the 1st actual maps of the realm have been produced, there has been a greater realizing of the Northwest's traditional assets, they usually demonstrated pleasant kinfolk with American Indians. even if they have been not able to find the fabled, elusive Northwest Passage, Lewis and Clark's achievements sparked American curiosity within the West and bolstered the nation's declare to the realm. The assurance contains: Thomas Jefferson's help of the day trip as U.S. president; Meriwether Lewis' and William Clark's arrangements for his or her trip, together with collecting recommendation and buying provides; the party's interactions with American Indians, either pleasant and adversarial; the animals they encountered; the position performed through Sacagawea, a Lemhi Shoshone; and, the expedition's tricky trip around the Bitterroot Mountains.

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Charbonneau did little to earn his pay. ” Charbonneau’s one valuable service was bringing his teenage wife, Sacagawea, along on the expedition. indd 55 8/24/09 3:12:12 PM 56  ACROSS AMERICA Sacagawea, pictured with Lewis and Clark, joined the expedition with her husband, Toussaint Charbonneau, as a translator among the Shoshone. The corps’ journals make it clear throughout that she was a valuable part of the team. Not only did she help negotiate a trade for horses that made the passage across the Rockies possible, she saved the expedition journals from a capsized boat.

Eager to get to the river, Lewis had left the little fleet behind on the Missouri that morning. He hiked overland with four men and his dog, Seaman. Lewis got his first glimpse of the Yellowstone from a hilltop. ” The Hidatsa had praised the lush Yellowstone country. They described an abundance of furs waiting to be taken by trappers and the river’s yearround navigability all the way to the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Following Jefferson’s instructions, the expedition would have to stick to the Missouri River on their westward trek.

Charbonneau did little to earn his pay. ” Charbonneau’s one valuable service was bringing his teenage wife, Sacagawea, along on the expedition. indd 55 8/24/09 3:12:12 PM 56  ACROSS AMERICA Sacagawea, pictured with Lewis and Clark, joined the expedition with her husband, Toussaint Charbonneau, as a translator among the Shoshone. The corps’ journals make it clear throughout that she was a valuable part of the team. Not only did she help negotiate a trade for horses that made the passage across the Rockies possible, she saved the expedition journals from a capsized boat.

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