• photo of a replica keelboat with a crew member on the bow at sunset

    Lewis & Clark

    National Historic Trail ID,IL,IA,KS,MO,MT,NE,ND,OR,SD,WA

Little Known Facts Archives

Little Known Facts by Dr. Carl H. Camp are published quarterly in The Trail Companion, the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail's newsletter and in the History and Culture section of the website.

Looking for previously published Little Known Facts? You can find them here in the archives:

Little Known Fact #1

Little Known Fact #2

Little Known Fact #3

Little Known Fact #4

Little Known Fact #5: Meriwhether Lewis's Not So Secret Mission

Little Known Fact #6: Captain Lewis's Dilemma

Did You Know?

Seaman was Lewis's Newfoundland dog

Seaman, Lewis’s Newfoundland dog, joined the Expedition in Philadelphia when Lewis purchased him for $20. On the journey, Seaman served the Corps as hunter, sentry, and companion. Upon reaching the Pacific, Seaman became the first dog to travel the breadth of the North American continent.