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14/05/1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition


The Lewis and Clark Expedition


Introduction to the Lewis and Clark Expedition

U. S. Army volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend, Second Lieutenant William Clark started a ground expedition across what is now the western portion of the United States. It began near St. Louis and made its way westward, passing through the continental divide to reach the Pacific coast.
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    • Essentials 

    • Overview 

    • Preparations 

    • Journey 

    • Geography and science 

    • Encounters with American Indians 

    • Aftermath 

    • Prior discoveries