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The remarkable story of the entire Corps of Discovery – not just of the two Captains, but the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark’s African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea, who brought along her infant son. As important to the story as these many characters, however, was the land itself, and the promises it held.

After two long months of travel, the Corps were still in what is now Missouri.
They fished for salmon, harvested the rich bulbs of camas plants, and hunted buffalo.
His only request, was that the women and children of his village see the keelboat.
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America's greatest story of adventure, the Corps of Discovery, was led by Lewis and Clark
America's greatest story of adventure, the Corps of Discovery, was led by Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark sent a shipment of specimens to President Thomas Jefferson.
As Lewis and Clark headed West, they noted a dramatic change in climate and scenery.
Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the first American expedition.
The youngest member of the Corps of Discovery is born.
Lewis shoots a Grizzly bear after passing the mouth of the Yellowstone river.
Lewis approaches the Continental Divide which no American citizen had ever been before.
Chief Cameahwait agrees to sell the Corps of Discovery all the horses they needed.
On December 25, 1805 The Corps of Discovery built their winter quarters.
President Jefferson insisted the expedition write down everything they experienced.
The Corps of Discovery disbands with each member going their separate way.