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Lewis and Clark:
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Word Bank:
Little Pomp
Missouri
Dakota
Clark
boats
son
years
1804
half
dog
interpreter
expedition
Indian
newborn
continent
Jefferson
Lewis
friend
Ocean
miles

Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and William ______________________ (1770-1838) set out in May 1804 to explore and map the American West. Lewis and Clark were accompanied by a crew of men, and later, the Shoshone Indian guide and ______________________ Sacajawea (also spelled Sacagawea) and her infant __________________. They travelled by river and by land from St. Louis, ______________________, to the Oregon coast, and back again.

President Thomas ______________________ commissioned Lewis to head an expedition to explore the newly-bought Louisiana Territory. This was the first official ______________________ to cross the ______________________ to the Pacific ______________________. Lewis chose his old ______________________ Clark as co-leader of the expedition.

On May 14, _______________, 45 men in three ______________________ left St. Louis, Missouri, heading west on the Missouri River. Half of the men went on the entire trip to the Pacific and back; the other ______________________ turned back to bring maps and scientific specimens back to the President.

Lewis and Clark were joined in North Dakota by the Shoshone ______________________ guide, and interpreter Sacajawea (1788-1812) and her ______________________ son, called Jean Baptiste (his nickname was ______________________). She traveled with the group west to the Pacific and back to North ______________________.

______________________ and Clark' returned as heroes. Their journey took 2 ______________________, 4 months, and 10 days; they covered over 8,000 ___________________. Their expedition was the first to describe the grizzly bear and the prairie ______________________.


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