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FC: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

1: The purpose of this expedition was to prepare the way for the American fur trade and to advance geographical knowledge. | Lewis and Clark were instructed to observe and record natural history and ethnology of the areas they explored and to note resources which would support future settlements.

2: Meriwether Lewis- - spent time in St. Louis - talked with traders about upper Missouri area - obtained maps made from previous explorers | William Clark - - spent time north of St. Louis, near Mississippi and Missouri Rivers - established "Camp River Dubois" where he recruited and trained men | - May 14, 1804, Lewis and Clark officially began their trip - They met up with their groups of men and started up the MIssouri River - October: they reached the Mandan and Hidatsa villages and established "Fort Mandan" where they stayed for the winter of 1804-1805 - April 7, 1805 they began to travel towards new regions, towards what is now Montana - By November 1805 they arrived at the Pacific Ocean - They spent the next winter of 1805-1806 on the north side of the Colombia River at "Fort Clatsop" | Historical Narrative

3: - They began their return journey on March 23, 1806 - After crossing the Bitteroots, Lewis and Clark split up; Lewis going north and Clark going south. - They met back up in North Dakota at the mouth of the Yellowstone River - Continued down the MIssouri River and arrived in St. Louis on September 23, 1806 | Historical Narrative

4: Relationship with Native Americans - generally good relations - held councils with the Otos and the Missouris - gave peace medals to the most important chiefs of each tribe - learned geography that lay ahead from Native Americans - recruited an interpreter named Toussaint Charbonneau who came with them and brought along his wife Sacagawea and their baby Jean Baptiste - Brought them back to their Mandan village on the return trip

5: While crossing through what is now Montana, Lewis and Clark were held up for about a month by the Great Falls before continuing on to the Pacific Ocean | They had a violent encounter with the Sioux Indian tribe in South Dakota when the SIoux wanted more presents from Lewis and Clark, and tried to force them to stay as their long-term guests. | While traveling up the Missouri RIver through what is now Montana, Lewis and Clark and their men encountered grizzly bears that attacked them, and would not even be stopped with several shots of the rifle | Obstacles Faced

6: - strengthened US claim to the areas of Oregon and Washington - achieved peaceful cooperation with the Indians - generated American interest in the fur trade - inspired further exploration of the west | - produced maps and determined trebutaries of the upper Missouri area - provided the first scientific descriptions of new species of animals (such as grizzly bears, mountain goats, prairie dogs) | Discoveries/Achievements

7: By Charlotte Horn and Ryan Stevens

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