23rd of September 1806

Today was the last day of the expedition for us. Our company arrived in St. Louis at the end of a long trip of two years, four months and ten days.  During this trip we discovered 178 plants and 122 species and subspecies of animals. We also met fifty Indian tribes. We are very happy with what we have to achieve.  We will leave a lot of memories, a lot of people will miss us, all these Indians who helped us a lot.

Thanks to my map, the result was that soon, all across America, Britain and Europe, adventurers, entrepreneurs, and scientists began to make plans to go west. The expedition has greatly advanced the knowledge of the geography of the North American West.
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(Elodie Lachevre)

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November 1805 – March 1806

Today, in november, we are finally arriving to the Pacific Ocean, this wonderful ocean witch it was so long to see. We are now at the end of our long and difficult expedition. Once we arrived, we only saw tremendious waves breaking with violence against the cliff and a rainy weather. But still it was a big joy in the camp. 

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Today in March 1806, is time to leave our discovery, the pacific ocean and make the trip back up St Louis. We hope it won’t be as difficult as to arrive here. On this way back, we met a few other indians tribes and stayed months with some of them. In July, the expedition splited into two groups. One group accompanied of Lewis explored the north rivers and the other group that I accompanied, we explored the south rivers. We finally met back in september 1806 in St Louis, where hundreds of people were waiting for us.

 

November 1805 - March 1806

(Miranda Bernardin)

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August 1805

Our expedition is getting harder and harder as the current is growing and the river is shallow. Now, we are reaching the Three Forks, where the Missouri is divided in three little rivers witch Lewis named the Jefferson, the Madison and the Gallating. We are now on the « Jefferson » river named liked this in honor of the autor of this expedition. Since is getting harder and harder, the men are starting to complain. Lewis decides then to continue the travel along the river only with a few men of the group to meet the Shoshone civilization as soon as possible.
Once he will arrive to their land, Lewis will have to enter their world in order to gain their help. It won’t be easy because of the langage barrier luckly Sacagawea will help him. And he will finally arrive to persuade the tribe and their leader to follow them back to see the rest of the corps toiling uprivers with the canoes.They will bring their horses so they will help to carry all their equipment and it will be easier for them.

 (Charlotte Pendry)

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July 1805

Lewis is spending most of his time assembling an experimental boat of his own invention. He wants to improve compared to the old tecnology , the Indian canoe. He engaged a few men of the grup at the start there were only three , a week later ther were 6 and now the entire crew is working on it.

July 1805 covering-boat

 Today, our expedition is reaching the the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains, from here we don’t really know the road but from the great falls we are taking an easier trail towards the west accross the mountains. But we are still obeying the instructions and we are following the Missouri towards south. The summer drys the river so we need horses to carry our luggages to be able to continue by the land. The thing is that we need informations and no Shoshone indians are nowhere to be seen.

(Miranda Bernardin)

 

 

 

 

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May-June 1805

We are skirting northernmost boundary of the united states where louisiana butted up against great britain. We are now in early june and we are arriving to the most promising north branch yet, it’s hard to tell which river we have to take such the the Marias River was large and rain-swollen. We are now arriving to the great falls, there’s no surprise we knew since St Louis. Except we didn’t know that there’s not one cascade, but five. This part of the trip delayed our expedition of a month because we had to cross the land with our boats and luggages between the cactus, the hills.. instead of following the river.

(Elodie Lachèvre)

May-June 1805

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When the spring arrives (April 1805)

On the 7th of April, the kellboat will return to St Louis laden with specimens and new informations for Jefferson. The rest of the group is composed of 31 men, 1 woman, 1 baby and a dog, continues towards the north in 2 pirogues and 6 canoes. We trusts one another by now and we call « the little community », the people left with us. We are leaving our fort with optimism, we all are in good health, all individual of the party has excellent esperits and no one  has a wisper of discontent. We all act in harmoney. We are passing into Montana now but we are a bit disapointed because we don’t see any  any indians, we can only see sand and flies but we were prepared, the Hidatsa told us.

(Charlotte Pendry)

When the spring arrives (April 1805)

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Winter in the tribes (October 1804 – April 1805)

We arrive to the mouth of River Knife, where we saw camps of Mandan and Hidatsa tribes that were settled. There were five villages, about 3000 people, twice the population of St Louis. After spending a bit of time whith this tribes, the soldiers build a fort to house them over the winter. The villages of this tribes are formed of very large and round houses,  they are situated on a plain. They contain several families and also with their horses. At the center of every Mandan village, there is an open plaza for religious and civics performances. During the winter, we will have to gather informations for the rest of our journey.

(Miranda Bernardin)

Winter in the tribes (October 1804 - April 1805)

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July-August-September 1804

The 4th ofjuly our Corps holds the first Independence Day celebration west of the Mississippi River.

The 2nd-3rd of august, We meet the Otos and the Missouris.

The 20th of august, the sergent died probably from an appendicitis. We give his name to a river in sign of respect.

In early september our Corps enters in the plains and sees animals unknown in the east United States, like for example buffalos or Pronghorn antelope.

(Elodie Lachèvre)

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First Day : 14th of May 1804

                   Today is the beginning of my expedition that I dreamed for years. I am in compagny of my partner, Meriwether Lewis and of a corp of discovery composed of 40 soldiers and officers. We left from Missouri with the objectif to go and to discover the west along the rivers crossing the Snake and the Columbia. This expedition was organized at Jefferson’s request, the current president that bought Louisiana to France. This journey will only hapend if Sacagawea also accompanies.

We left Louisiana by boat.    

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(Charlotte Pendry)

 

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