The only man to die on the expedition
An American explorer, best known for his leadership besides Clark in the Lewis & Clark Expedition
An American explorer, soldier, and territorial governor best know for The Lewis & Clark Expedition
The daughtor of a Shoshone cheif, and joined the Lewis & Clark Expidition as a Shoshone interpreter
A French Canadian explorer, husband of Sacagawea, and a member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
An American-Indian people living cheifly in WY, ID, and NV
The third prsident of the U.S. and the statesman responsible for the Louisiana Purchase
A land deal between the U.S. and Fance that doubled the land of the U.S.
The first American expedition to cross the western portion of the U.S.
Named after Sgt. Charles Floyd, a member of the Lewis & Clark Expidition
The son of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau
An African American explorer best known for his participation in the Lewis & Clark Expedition
A Newfoundland dog, beacame famous for being a member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Discovered by Lewis & Clark on their journey, it is the longest river in North America
Served as a Sgt. in the Lewis & Clark Expedition and was the cousin of Sgt. Floyd
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