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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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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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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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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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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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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 role in the relationship with African Americans, which still is remembered and prevalent in today's society....   [tags: US American History] 1262 words
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Impact of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition - ... This led to the exhilarating time of April, 1803 when Napoleon offered to sell Louisiana to the United States. The primary reason Thomas Jefferson dispatched James Monroe and Robert R. Livingston to negotiate was because we were concerned about French intentions. Napoleon threatened to block American access from the vastly essential port of New Orleans on the Mississippi River. New American settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains depended on river transportation to transport their goods because overland trade was very expensive and impractical....   [tags: American History]
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Leadership in Watership Down - 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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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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The Mandan Indians - 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 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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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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The Lewis and Clark Expedition:Mapping a Water Route to the West Coast - ... While still on the east coast, Lewis accumulated almost two tons of goods using the $2,500 Congress had allocated for the expedition . Thomas Jefferson’s instructions and guidance to Lewis was to find a water route through the Rocky Mountains to the west coast, make friendly contact and establish relationships with Native Americans and report on issues that were of scientific interest. A basic motive was the idea of a trade route to the Far East. The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, and such principal streams of it, as, by its course and communication with the waters of the Pacific ocean, whether the Columbia, Oregon, Colorado or any other river, may offer the most direct and practicable water-communication across the continent, for the purposes of commerce....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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