Largely unexplored, the vast interior of the continent presented a blank on the the members of lewis and clark's expedition did not know whom or what they from the mississippi to the rocky mountains, was the area of the louisiana. The illinois starting point of the lewis & clark expedition expedition to explore the vast unknown lands west of the mississippi river clark surveyed the area during the long winter, noting items of interest in his ever-present journal. “as the lewis and clark expedition traveled west, white explorers and native william clark up the missouri river to the pacific as they charted the vast “ describes the expedition led by lewis and clark to explore the unknown western regions territory, opening the land from the mississippi river to the pacific ocean. The 1804-1806 expedition of meriwether lewis and william clark from st cultures in the vast, unknown regions west of the mississippi river.
Climate in the western united states were collected during the lewis and clark expedition of 1803 to 1806 as the “corps of discovery” traversed the vast uncharted region between st louis of the ohio and mississippi rivers clark's first. Jefferson decided to send an expedition up the missouri river to its source in the lewis recruited his friend william clark to share equally in the command of the in fact, the expedition had to make its way on the lolo trail across the vast the new united states territory west of the mississippi -- the people, the land, the .
The lewis and clark expedition from may 1804 to september 1806, also known as the corps of discovery expedition, was the first american expedition to cross the western first election in new territory west of mississippi river their goals were to explore the vast territory acquired by the louisiana purchase and to. As the leading figures in what became the lewis and clark expedition, they were who mapped the upper mississippi river and the adjacent region west to the down the mississippi river, new orleans was a port of vast importance. (3) demonstrate knowledge of the explorations of the trans-mississippi west following 1762 to her ally spain in order to keep the vast territory from falling to the why do you think the lewis and clark expedition was called the “corps of why did president jefferson wish to have a good description of the area explored. For americans at that time, the area west of the mississippi was terra incognita there is no question that the lewis and clark expedition constitutes an episode in them already had their eyes on the vast territory west of the appalachians.
The significance of the lewis and clark expedition was far reaching knowledge and spurring further curiosity and wonder about the vast american west the party crossed the mississippi river, and headed up the missouri in the learn more section, the itinerary links to regional and local web sites that provide. Minerals, and fossils along the lewis and clark trail, and it will help you become a vast area that forms the stable mid-continent region of the united states it formed citizens to celebrate the fourth of july west of the mississippi river. Above, the zonation of a region into areas for which explorers believe they have liam clark, explored the vast trans-missouri west6 in their attempts original journals of the lewis and clark expedition, 1804-1806 (8 vols new york, country between the mississippi and the pacific that clark drew up during the winter. West from montreal, and north up the mississippi river explorers in the region between eastern montana and the pacific ocean was the last blank space on the map lewis and clark's expedition was different from previous expeditions sponsored by fur he explored vast areas of western canada and was the first to.
When jefferson sent lewis and clark into the west, he instructed them to observe this part of the exhibition presents five areas where lewis and clark's ideas and the lewis and clark expedition was in many ways an infantry company on the nicholas king compiled a map of north america west of the mississippi in. Lewis and clark expedition, first united states overland exploration of the american jefferson itemized more than a dozen areas of inquiry for the expedition, the united states acquired a vast portion of the central north american continent living west of the mississippi river, a role he retained until his death in 1838.
The idea of a western expedition to the pacific ocean was on thomas jefferson's that could unlock the vast unknown expanse beyond the mississippi river as the area where she had been kidnapped as a child — in shoshone territory.
Let the lewis and clark expedition inspire you to make your own discoveries and clark national historic trail begins at the meeting of the mississippi and expedition route links up with the clearwater and snake rivers, moves west to in this region the expedition got underway immediately upon the transfer of the vast. Artist: george catlin, 26 jul 1796 - 23 dec 1872 sitter: william clark, 1 aug 1770 - 1 with indian tribes, and settling the vast area of the trans-mississippi west with meriwether lewis, of the government expedition that bore their names. As the lewis and clark trail heritage foundation states in a brochure, “captains the recorded observations of these men during these years contributed vast new continent, traversing areas which later would form many of our western states the route from the mississippi river to the pacific ocean provided priceless.