• 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

People

The efforts of many individuals and groups – among them military men and scientists, a president and a slave, women and men, French-speaking boatmen and American Indians – determined the fate of the Corps of Discovery.

Who were the members of the Corps of Discovery? Find out here and here.

Did You Know?

Women at Powwow

The Lewis and Clark Expedition was to record "the names of the nations & their numbers.” Interactions with American Indians were, however, more than a record of names and numbers. They were matters of survival and success. Trade with tribes and the information they provided sustained the Expedition.