The Corps of Discovery

The Corps of Discovery - The Corps of Discovery I. The...

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The Corps of Discovery I. The Corps of Discovery (1804-1806) Named this by Jefferson Takes a little over 2 years (Spring of 1804 to end of 1806) A. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Both from Virginia Jefferson picks Lewis himself; Lewis had been his secretary, and served in the military (wars against Native Americans) Lewis picks Clark; he’s also from Virginia, also has military experience, but is also a trained cartographer (very important to make a map of the land) B. 50 other members, including: Had to be young and healthy, unmarried and no kids (knew it was going to be dangerous, and didn’t want them to leave any1 behind) A.1. York, Clark’s slave Was an African American, but treated as an equal member Anytime there was a vote on the journey, but got an equal vote He was the first person of African descent that Native Americans see (were amazed be him, wanted to touch him and meet him) A.2. Sacagawea, a Shoshone woman She was very helpful as a interpreter
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