• 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?

George Rogers Clark

Twenty years before the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Thomas Jefferson hoped to mount the “Clark Expedition.” In 1783, Jefferson asked William Clark’s brother and Revolutionary War hero, George Rogers Clark, to lead a cross country expedition to explore the west. Clark declined the offer.