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The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Sacagawea - “Everything I do is for my people” (Quotes From Sacagawea). This fun loving naturalist that liked to help others was way more of a hero then she appears to be. Sacagawea, or also referred to as Sacagawea with a “g” or Sacakawea with a “k”, is known for her history in the Lewis and Clark expedition.(Sacajawea) She was born in Lemhi Mountains, which is now called Idaho, in 1788. She was the daughter of the Chief of the Indian Tribe, Shoshone. When she was 12 years old in 1800, she was kidnapped by the Hidasta Indian Tribe and taken to North Dakota....   [tags: Clark and Lewis expedition, Sacakawea, indians]
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The Life and Achievements of Sacagawea - Sacagawea was a mother, navigator and symbol of family for all of Lewis and Clark's discover corps. She provided direction, natural plants for boiling and eating, bargained for much needed horses with her recently reunited brother and was a message for the group that hope should be kept alive. Sacagawea navigates Lewis and Clark through dangerous passages to find a northwest passage and reach "the great waters". Many things have been vague about her life, such as her childhood and death but the voyage she took is known very well. Sacagawea's birth is unknown but she was born a Shoshone Indian....   [tags: Native American, biography, Lewis and Clark] 1148 words
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Leadership on the Frontier: Sacagawea Edition - Showered by myths and mystery, not knowing the correct spelling of Sacagawea’s name or her correct date of birth. Her story still has been told many times throughout history. Not learning to read or write, she was well known for assisting the explorers Lewis and Clark on their expedition, in survey of the Louisiana Purchase land. She became a valuable guide to the expedition, interpreting between tribes in her region. Without the help of Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark might not have been as successful, but because of her efforts, it made claiming the newfound land for the United States impossible for other countries....   [tags: Lewis and Clark Expedition, American History]
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Sacagawea & The Corps of Discovery - Sacagawea & The Corps of Discovery When you open up a book and read about the Lewis and Clark expedition, it is likely that you are going to read about a woman named Sacagawea. But who exactly is Sacagawea. In about 1788, Sacagawea was born in the Lemhi-River Valley in present day Idaho. For the following twelve years, she grew up as a Shoshone child. Although everyone got along with each other, every person in the community had a responsibility. Children were expected to work hard and taught from a very young age to be hospitable....   [tags: US History] 1412 words
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Sacagawea - In May of 1804, two men set out on an important journey that would take them across the country and discover new land, but none of it would have been possible without the aid of one woman. The Lewis and Clark Expedition was planned by Thomas Jefferson, in order to explore the unknown in the newly purchased Louisiana Territory, and also to find a water route across the continent. Along the way the group of men met a quiet native, named Sacagawea, whose impact would later have a large effect on the success of their important journey....   [tags: Lewis Clark Expedition] 757 words
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Infuence of Women in America: Sacagawea, Rosa Parks, and Amelia Earhart - ... He goes into this contest with much pride, but has quite the surprise waiting for him. A five foot, one hundred ten pound girl stepped up to the mark with him (Sorg V Wild). Out of twenty-five targets Frank missed one, however Annie with her sharp aim ceased to miss any, winning the contest (“Life”). It was Frank’s first match to ever lose. He was astonished and soon found himself falling in love(Wills 37) . The courtship had begun once Frank offered Annie tickets to his next show (“Program”)....   [tags: native americans, buffalo center]
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Sacajawea - Explorer Of The Frontier - Sacagawea – Explorer of the American Frontier In order to understand how important Sacagawea was to the Lewis and Clark's mission to the Pacific, her history and the history of her people must be told. An explorer known as Captain Clarke wrote that in order to pronounce the Indian words correctly, every letter sound must be made. There has been much debate on the spelling of the young explorer's name, since the letters to not match the sound (ex. "Sacajawea" does not match "Sah-cah' gah-we-ah). In fact, in finding her name written on multiple documents from various explores, there have been seventeen different spellings with only the "g" matching in all of them....   [tags: Biography Sacajawea Lewis Clark American History] 1687 words
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The True Story of Sacajawea - Sacajawea is known as the Indian women who led Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase and find the path that led to the Pacific Ocean. Born into the Shoshone tribe on their land of the Rocky Mountains, she was born in the lovely state of Idaho in 1788. Her story has been told all over the world in different countries and in many different ways. No one actually knows the real story of her life since all of her sources have been mixed up and combined into a different story....   [tags: culture, expedition, guide] 683 words
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It Happened on the Lewis and Clark Expedition - At the start of Lewis and Clark’s expedition the United States of America had announced statehood for seventeen states. Just thirty years prior, at the end of the revolutionary war, had the United States gained independence from Great Britain. To this point, few people in the United States had even seen a map of their country. For this reason, the Lewis and Clark expedition was invaluable to the United States of America. In Erin H. Turners book It Happened on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, she reveals the facts and fiction of the epic voyage of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark....   [tags: Erin H. Turner's book] 726 words
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Unwavering, Impervious, Undaunted Courage - Ever since the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Thomas Jefferson longed to know what lay in the West. Now that the land belonged to the Americans, sold to them from the French, they were free to explore it. Jefferson hired two men named Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to lead an expedition into this unknown territory on an adventure called the Journey of Discovery. This journey was set up so that Jefferson could collect as much information of the unknown as possible, including plants, animals, and other natural history....   [tags: Meriwether Lewis, Clark, Journey of Discovery]
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Lewis and Clark Expedition - This paper will explain why Lewis and Clark are two of the greatest explorers in American history. Some of the distinguishing factors of these explorers and the three main points in this paper are their exploration of the uncharted west by way of the Missouri river, the many discoveries made along the way, and the effect they had on the westward expansion of the United States. In January 1803, Thomas Jefferson sent a confidential message to Congress asking for approval and funding of the exploration of the Westward part of the continent and was granted 2500-dollar budget for the expedition....   [tags: the corps, greatest camping]
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Impact of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition - The year of 1803 significantly changed our nation eternally. It stunned many people. In no way, shape or form, did we ever believe that our nation would expand so rapidly. What started with the small purchase of New Orleans led into the substantial purchase of the Louisiana Territory. This was a purchase that will make Thomas Jefferson a man to be remembered. Although, he wasn’t the only man who impacted the United States during this time period. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are the two men that are greatly known for their expedition across the Louisiana Territory....   [tags: American History]
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition - ... These diseases included boils, dysentery, frost bite, appendicitis, tooth aches, mouth sores, cholera, and many more. The only person to die on the expedition was Sergeant Charles Floyd, and he passed away with appendicitis. Also petty things like no toothbrushes or unsterile water cause many of the diseases. (2. Delms) (12. Scott) Weather also gave the crew trouble. Since they did not have the technology we do today, they had no way of knowing if bad weather was on its way. This served as one of the greatest hardships....   [tags: louisiana purchase, corps of discovery ]
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Lewis and Clark Matter - Lewis and Clark Matter Amid all the hoopla, it’s easy to lose sight of the expedition’s true significance As the Lewis and Clark bicentennial approaches—the Corps of Discovery set out from Camp Dubois at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers on May 14, 1804—all the signs of a great cultural-historical wallow are in place. Hundreds of Lewis and Clark books are flooding the market—everything from The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to Gary Moulton’s magnificent 13-volume edition of the expedition’s journals, to cookbooks, coloring books and trail guides....   [tags: History Expeditions Essays]
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Lewis and Clark Expedition - Even before buying Louisiana, Jefferson sponsored an exploratory mission to the Pacific Ocean to strengthen U.S. claims to the West. Jefferson selected his private secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to be captain of the enterprise for his scientific interests and wilderness experience. Lewis chose good friend, William Clark, to assist with the enterprise for Clark had experience with nature and a familiarity with Indian character. Jefferson had these two men and their crew follow the Missouri River to fill in the gaps of knowledge that existed in the West....   [tags: American History, Thomas Jefferson]
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Meriwether Lewis the Leader - ... According to Frances Hunter, the group received help from Sacagawea, a member of the Shoshone tribe, who acted as a translator and kept peace with other Native Americans. Pbs.org asserts that the they were given horses and food by Sacagawea’s Shoshone tribe who was led by her brother (“Meriwether Lewis”). Bio.com declares that Lewis and the Corps of Discovery faced many challenges on their journey including dangerous waters, disease, harsh weather, and unfreindly Native Americans (“Meriwether Lewis” 1)....   [tags: exploring the American West]
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History of Early America - ... To explore, he sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1803. The Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase is one of the most important because it doubled the size of The United States. In 1802 President Thomas Jefferson sent two men James Monroe and Robert Livingston to buy New Orleans from the France. At the time, France was in a few wars and Napoleon needed money for the things France needed for war. France offered the two men the Louisiana Territory and New Orleans. To get advice from Jefferson they would have to travel for a few months and then back....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, War] 795 words
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Leadership in Watership Down by Richard Adams - Leadership in Watership Down Many people possess leadership qualities although they don’t rule a country. Meriwether Lewis, the official leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition has been called “undoubtedly the greatest pathfinder this country has ever known.” Just like Hazel, Meriwether Lewis led a group of followers into unknown territory. The two guides faced many difficult situations that they were able to overcome since they had the qualities of a notable leader. Both of the journeys were rough, but because of the brave leaders both expeditions were successful....   [tags: Papers] 444 words
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In The Footsteps Of Lewis And Clark - In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark The book I have just read, "In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark", is mainly about a man named Richard, his wife Arlette, and his two children Michele, 6, and Daniel, 4, who follow in almost the exact footsteps of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. While the book talks about the family’s expedition it also, mainly, tells about the Lewis and Clark expedition and the history of it. Meriwether Lewis was born August 18th, 1774 near Charlottesville, Virginia. William Clark was born August 1st, 1770 in Virginia as well....   [tags: Gerald Snyder] 1453 words
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition:Mapping a Water Route to the West Coast - President Thomas Jefferson had long considered a western expedition and the Louisiana Purchase increased the need for such an exploration and survey of the west . The main body of explorers, known as the Corps of Discoverers, was led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and his associate in command William Clark. Assembling the individuals to make up the Corps of Discoverers would prove to be less daunting than the hardships and challenges they would endure on their westward journey. Captain Lewis at age twenty nine and Lieutenant Clark who was four years older were both from upper class Virginia planter families and had become friends in the Army....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis, like Solving an Algebra Problem - From the mere sight of this problem, if you have not been regularly practicing algebra, solving it may prove to be a daunting task. The fearful would turn a blind eye; they would allow this problem to go unsolved. Those with a bit more courage, and a general idea of how to solve the problem, may look at all of the X’s and cancel them out leaving just the numbers behind. The X’s are the terms. If one were to cancel out the terms, they would be left with a numeric fraction for an answer. Both of the preceding techniques, however, are fruitless and incorrect....   [tags: foreclosures,] 2462 words
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An Adventure into Unknown Territory: The Corps of Discovery - As you can easily derive from the book title above, the book I read covered the main subject of the historical journey, westward across our country, as taken by the explorers Lewis and Clark and the remaining unit known as the Corps of Discovery. This book was teeming with facts about this exploration as derived, predominantly, as reported within the travel journals diligently kept by both Lewis and Clark. There was supplemental information provided in this book as well. This additional information had been obtained from documented correspondence; letters sent by Lewis to President Thomas Jefferson, and also to his mother, during the travels....   [tags: louisiana purchase, historical journey]
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Basic History Facts of Early American History - The Case of Marbury and Madison The argument between the two federalists was called Marbury vs. Madison. This case resulted from a petition to the Supreme Court by William Marbury, who had been appointed as Justice of the Peace in the District of Columbia. It was established by John Adams, who was about to resign as President, but the papers for the commission were not delivered by John Adams Secretary of State: James Madison. When Thomas Jefferson assumed office, he ordered the new Secretary of State, to withhold Marbury's and several other men's commissions....   [tags: courtcase, expansion, native] 829 words
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The Movement Westward in the States - 1803 to 1862 was a significant period of time for the United States of America. The movement westward in the States primarily happened within these years and consisted of five major events – each enabling the next. These events were the Louisiana Purchase, the expedition of Lewis and Clark (Corps of Discovery), establishment of the Oregon and California Trails, the California Gold Rush, and the Homestead Act of 1862. The scene was set for the westward expansion of the United States on May 2nd, 1803 (Whitridge, par....   [tags: Lousiana purchase, Louis & Clark, gold rush]
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What Drove America to Manifest Destiny - Manifest destiny is the idea that Americans had, and have, the inherent right to expand the United States from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. As we know, this eventually happened, but it took a lot of time, money, blood, and effort in order to achieve this divine goal. We take for granted the size and span of our country, when for a good part of the 19th century, we shared the land mass with Spanish Mexico. It’s important to understand what drove us to pursue this goal, and the struggles that we encountered in obtaining, exploring, and settling the land....   [tags: expansion, native americans, exploration]
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Louisiana Purchase - The Louisiana Purchase was the most influential and important land purchases in American history. The acquired land in this historical purchase proved to far outweigh what most Americans at the time could imagine. The Louisiana Purchase more than doubled the size of the United States, and lead to many great discoveries and societal benefits. Some of the major and most prominent ways that the Louisiana Purchase influenced the evolution of American were the expeditions of Louis and Clark on the newly acquired westward territory, increase in the countries resources, which in turn increased in trade and resulted in a richer, more economically stable country, and it also played a very pivotal rol...   [tags: US American History] 1262 words
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Undaunted Courage: Moving West - As the expedition was traveling down the rivers west of the Rockies, men’s lives were endangered. The water of the river was moving so rapidly that it destroyed their canoes, their supplies and their goods. Old Toby, an Indian guide who traveled with the expedition for pay, was so afraid of the rushing water that he ran away. When he took off he forgot his profit, so the Captains asked a horseman, Twisted Hair from the Nez Perce tribe, to inform Old Toby to come back to be paid. The Nez Perce Indians was the largest and strongest tribe in the Pacific Northwest....   [tags: American history and expeditions] 791 words
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The Westward Expansion - There were many people responsible for the westward expansion of the US. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were one of the first Americans to precisely explore and map the western Territories. During their expeditions they were aided by a Shoshone woman named Sacagawea and her French-Canadian husband Toussaint Charbonneau, during which they served as translators. Their expedition helped path a way for thousands of settlers to move west. Jorge Donor was a settler who was emigrating to the west with a group of settlers (Known as the Donor Party) to settle there....   [tags: lewis and william clark, jorge donor] 920 words
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Westward Expansion - The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 started the Westward Expansion. There were many benefits from the purchase for the US that the French didn’t realize before they sold it. The purchase gave the US access to the Mississippi river which allowed for expansion of river trade to the North and South from the center of the US. The port city of New Orleans was bought by the US and its prosperity benefited the US greatly. The US sent Louis and Clark west to investigate the purchase. They were secretly told to lay claim on any and all land they come across....   [tags: US History Manifest Destiny] 1298 words
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How the West Was Won - How the West Was Won Table of contents???pg.1 (History) How the West was ?won?????pg.2 (History) Harmony Lost???pg.3 The Long Walk???pgs.4-7 Bibliography???pg.8 How the West was ?won?. For hundreds of years the early stories of the United States have been summed up by the expression, ?How the West was won.. The classic cowboy and Indian films have always portrayed the white settlers moving across America?s plains and mountains to be innocent at heart in their journeys to search for gold or save souls....   [tags: Papers] 717 words
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The Mandan Indians - The Mandan Indians were a small, peaceful tribe located at the mouth of the Knife River on the Missouri near present day Bismarck, North Dakota. The Mandan were most known for their friendliness and their homes, called earth lodges. The women of the Mandan tribe tended their gardens, prepared food, and maintained lodges while the men spent their time hunting or seeking spiritual knowledge. The Mandan Indians performed many ceremonies such as the Buffalo Dance and the Okipa Ceremony that have been the center of great interest to many historians....   [tags: American America History] 1955 words
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How Lewis and Clark Successfully Helped Native Americans - Lewis and Clark were very successful people however their greatest success was only achievable with the help of Native Americans. April 1803 President Thomas Jefferson purchased uncharted territory from france. Jefferson always had liked the idea of western expansion so when he got the chance he took it. Jefferson pushed for approval to head an exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, and in 1803 it was approved. Jefferson had named Meriwether Lewis the leader and William Clark as his associate it wouldn't be until their first winter during the exploration that sacajawea would come into the picture ....   [tags: expedition, exploration, discoveries] 696 words
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The Importance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition - The Lewis and Clark Expedition is one of the great benefits for the U.S nation. The participants of this expedition left a legacy for younger generations of the skills needed for their discoveries and contributions. Species of animal and plants would have not be discover as well and the knowledge about them. It has been known as one the most important evolution for the growth in the land of U.S grounds and if not for the expedition, the land and vast geographic western area of the United States would never been recorded until later years when the nation is more advance loosing needed information for the expansion of the people and trading, which makes this expedition an important part...   [tags: discover, evolution, history, growth]
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A Social Worker in Helena Montana - ... Bishop John Carroll selected the site for the building of the Cathedral church. A man by the name of Von Herbulis was requested to be the architect. Mr. Von Herbulis was trained abroad and was chosen because of his wide knowledge of the Cathedrals of Europe. Mr. Von Herbulis’s gothic form was chosen and approved unanimously by the Building Committee and Advisory Board. (“sthelenas,” n.d.) When I think of Helena and a “reputation” I think of historic. It is known throughout the town and celebrated by all who live here....   [tags: cultural competence, racial make up] 1756 words
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The Louisiana Purchase - Such were the words written by a newspaper contributor describing a monumental event that would impact the history of America forever: the Louisiana Purchase. The history of the Louisiana Territory was mostly that of ownership transfers between Spain and France. It was originally claimed by Spain during the exploration of the New World. However, Spain lost the territory to French setters, who called the area New France. After the 7 Year’s War Spain regained Louisiana. During this time, the port city of New Orleans grew to become a major trade center in North America....   [tags: History, Expansion, Exploration] 868 words
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Jacksonian Democracry - Jacksonian Democracy Between the years of 1775 and 1825, the United States government was hypocritical with respect to their Native American policy. The government, at most times, claimed to be acting in the best interest of the Native Americans. They claimed that their actions were for the benefit of not only their own citizens, but for the Native Americans, too. These beneficial actions included relocation from their homeland, murder in great numbers, rape, and a complete disregard for the various cultures represented by the Native Americans....   [tags: Native Americans Indians] 888 words
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