The Lewis and Clark Expedition was the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the U.S. departing in May, 1804 from St. Louis, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast. The expedition was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson shortly after the Louisiana Purchase. The objectives were to explore and map the newly acquired territory, find a practical route across the Western half of the continent, and establish an American presence…
Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806; printed from the original manuscripts together with manuscript material of Lewis and Clark from other sources, including note-books, letters, maps, etc., and the Journals of Charles Floyd and Joseph Whitehouse; now for the first time published in full and exactly as written; by Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809; Clark, William,
In 1804, from the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition we learn of considerable use of trade beads with the Indians. The rugged early fur trappers or mountain men exchanged countless millions of these glass trade beads for vast fortunes in valuable furs. The beads, in turn, became a source of wealth and prestige among the Indians and were frequently traded among the various bands and tribes, following ancient Indian trade routes.
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is a route across the United States commemorating the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806. Description from imgarcade.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images