By Maurice Isserman, John S. Bowman
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery as a systematic excursion to discover the newly bought Louisiana buy. The aim used to be to profit extra concerning the Northwest's average assets, population, and percentages for cost. The Lewis and Clark excursion was once the second one recorded transcontinental crossing of North the US north of Mexico by means of white american citizens. Their trip used to be major in that the 1st exact maps of the realm have been produced, there has been a greater figuring out of the Northwest's average assets, and so they tested pleasant kin with American Indians. even supposing they have been not able to find the fabled, elusive Northwest Passage, Lewis and Clark's achievements sparked American curiosity within the West and bolstered the nation's declare to the world. The assurance comprises: Thomas Jefferson's aid of the day trip as U.S. president; Meriwether Lewis' and William Clark's arrangements for his or her trip, together with amassing suggestion and buying offers; the party's interactions with American Indians, either pleasant and opposed; the animals they encountered; the position performed through Sacagawea, a Lemhi Shoshone; and, the expedition's tricky trip around the Bitterroot Mountains.
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On August 30, at Calumet Bluﬀ, near the present-day site of Gavins Point Dam in Nebraska, they held their third council. This time they met with chiefs of the Yankton Nakota Sioux tribe. ” The Sioux were composed of the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota. They were further divided into numerous groups speaking separate languages. The Yankton Nakota occupied a region between the Missouri River and Minnesota. Though buﬀalo hunters, they also maintained some semi-permanent villages. They were used to white traders coming up the Missouri and gave Lewis and Clark a friendly reception.
S. settlement on the Spanish side of the river where 15 American families were already established, operating as the advance guard of thousands who would soon be pouring into the territory. They also passed keelboats heading up the river with dry goods and whiskey to sell to American settlers on the Illinois side, and other keelboats heading down to New Orleans loaded with furs. S. Army military post Fort Kaskaskia on the Illinois side of the river, on November 28, where they added at least six more volunteers to the expedition’s strength.
On June 29, the captains convened a court-martial to hear the case of Privates John Collins and Hugh Hall, accused of tapping the expedition’s whiskey barrel the night before, with the result that Collins was drunk while on guard. The court was made up of Sergeant Pryor and ﬁve enlisted men. Collins, who had behaved badly at St. Charles just six weeks earlier, was sentenced to 100 lashes, while Hall got 50 lashes. M. to watch the sentence carried out. The beaten men had to go right back to work, with their bloody backs, rowing, poling, and hauling the keelboat upstream.