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Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and William Clark (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 interpreter Sacajawea (also spelled Sacagawea) and her infant son. They travelled by river and by land from St. Louis, Missouri, to the Oregon coast, and back again.

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

On May 14, 1804, 45 men in three boats 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 half turned back to bring maps and scientific specimens back to the President.

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

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

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