-They collected a diverse military Corps of Discovery that would be able to undertake a two-year journey to the great ocean. -Launched officially from Camp Wood, just outside St. Louis in the summer of 1804. -pulled themselves upstream, northwest on the Missouri River to Fort Mandan, a trading post, where Corps of Discovery set up camp, wintered, and prepared for the journey to the Pacific. (http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/lewis-clark/)
-The Essential Lewis and Clark(Lewis and Clark Expedition) by Landon Y. Jones -Meriwether Lewis and a dozen men left Pittsburgh on August 31,1803, in a fifty-five-foot masted keelboat and floated down the Ohio river. They stopped at Clarksville, Indian Territory, to pick up William Clark and more men. On May 14, Clark left Camp Dubois with perhaps forty-two men in the keelboat and two dugout canoes and proceeded up the river to St.Charles to rendezvous with Lewis, who had been making departure arrangments in St.Louis. The Voyage of Discovery was underway. http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Lewis-Clark-Expedition/dp/0060011599/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274196432&sr=8-1
-Journals of Lewis and Clark
-The expedition took 28 months and covered 8,000 miles between May of 1803 and September of 1806. -At its start, the expedition wasn't traveling light. The keelboat labored under 50 kegs of salt pork, seven barrels of salt, 600 pounds of grease and 3,400 pounds of flour. In addition, there were casks of whiskey, replacement clothing and 176 pounds of gunpowder stored in 52 lead containers that could be melted and molded into bullets. www.lewisandclark.com
-Facts Unknown about Lewis and Clark and The Tribes of the High Plains -Lewis and Clark had to eat dog meat sometimes
-Many times they got lost while exploring
“. . . [T]he object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, and such principal streams of it, as, by its...
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