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Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis was selected by Thomas Jefferson to lead the Expedition. Learn more about his life and his impact on American history

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William Clark

William Clark was selected by Meriwether Lewis to help lead the journey West. Learn more about his life and role during the Expedition

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Sacagawea was just 16 or 17-years-old when she became only woman to join the Corps. Learn more about her life and contributions

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York was an enslaved man owned by Clark, and was the only African-American in the Corps. Learn about his contributions to the Expedition

Last updated: November 6, 2017


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