By Elin Woodger
A finished A-to-Z connection with mark the 2 hundredth anniversary of the Lewis and Clark day trip. On November thirtieth, 1803, France officially transferred 828,000 sq. miles to the USA in alternate for $15 million. This land, the Louisiana buy, doubled the scale of the kingdom. whereas negotiations for this deal have been happening, Thomas Jefferson had already started pondering a transcontinental day trip to discover the lands west of the Mississippi. in addition to the economic and clinical merits of such an exploration, there has been the problem of exclaiming America's sovereignty over the hot territory. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark have been employed to adopt this trip. The Corps of Discovery, because the workforce is usually stated, saved targeted journals at the wildlife they saw, and participants in their staff have been additionally the 1st non-Indians to make touch with a few tribes. Sacagawea, the Shoshone spouse of French-Canadian trapper Toussaint Charbonneau, served as their advisor and interpreter for far of the journey. This e-book presents an entire connection with this nice American day trip, masking all significant parts from the preparatory paintings initiated via President Thomas Jefferson in 1801 to the corps's go back from the Pacific Ocean in 1806.
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They are also instructed to find Otoe chief LITTLE THIEF. August 8: Lewis and Clark reach and name Pelican Island. August 12: Members of the expedition see their first COYOTE. August 18: Lewis’s 30th birthday. Near the site of what is now Sioux City, Iowa, Drouillard and his party catch up with the expedition. They bring not only Reed but also Little Thief and the Missouri chief BIG HORSE. Reed is courtmartialed immediately, sentenced to run the gauntlet four times, and discharged from the permanent party.
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August 11: Lewis and a foot party encounter a mounted Shoshone who rides away. The river party names 3000 Mile Island. August 12: Lewis walks across LEMHI PASS, becoming the first non-Indian American to cross the CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. He hopes to find some evidence of the Northwest Passage, but he can see only mountains. On this same day the expedition’s shipment from Fort Mandan arrives in Washington. August 13: Lewis and his party encounter a group of Lemhi Shoshone, thus initiating that nation’s first contact with white men.