Sacajawea, a Shoshone Indian served as an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark during their westward expedition. She was vital to their survival in finding food and negotiations with Native American tribes.
In the winter of 1804-1805 Lewis and Clark camped out at Fort Mandan along the Missouri River.
Their goal was to establish friendly relationships with as many Native Americans as possible to prepare for the arrival of traders.
Toussaint Charbonneau was the oldest member of the Corps of Discovery and married Sacajawea during the expedition. They had 2 kids.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark met at the Falls of the Ohio on October 14, 1803 to build the Corps of Discovery and begin their expedition.
There are 2 kits on this topic:
Trials of the Trail - A series of double sided vinyl posters with stands. One side is a map of trail progress, the other side includes information about the stop and difficulties faced there. There is also a teaching guide for each station.
Trunk of Discovery - Books and materials to identify plants and animals in the areas Lewis and Clark passed through. A way for students to be explorers in the Lewis and Clark style.
TEDEd The True Story of Sacajawea
Photo from The Voice-Tribune
Meriwether Lewis was considered the official leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
.He served as private secretary to President Thomas Jefferson.