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Lewis and Clark Expedition (1805)

What do you know about Lewis and Clark Expedition (1805)?
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Old West History Made Easy1) On February 11, Sacagawea gives birth to Jean Batiste Charbonneau, the youngest member of the expedition.  Jean Batiste is nicknamed "Pomp" by Clark. Lewis aided in the delivery of Sacagawea's baby, used rattle of rattlesnake to aid delivery. (Jessaume's idea).

  • True or False?

2) When did the expedition leave Fort Mandan?

  1. April 1

  2. April 7

  3. April 14

3) On April 25, the expedition reaches the Yellowstone River. Roche Jaune-sent Joseph Field up river to find yellowstoner-saw Big Horn Sheep and brought back horns. Lewis searched area thought it would be a good area for fort.
What was a fort built here?

  1. Fort Buford

  2. Fort Lincoln

  3. Fort Sumter

4) On May 14, a sudden storm tips a pirogue (boat) and many items, such as supplies and the Corps' journals, spill over into the river.
Who calmly recovers most of the items; Clark later credits their with quick thinking.

  1. Sacagawea

  2. Lewis

  3. Reed

5) On June 3, they reach the mouth of the Marias River.
What is the name of the camp they set up?

  1. Camp Marias

  2. Camp Knife

  3. Camp Deposit

6) On June 13, scout ahead of the expedition.
What does Lewis and four companions sight?

  1. Great Falls of the Missouri River

  2. Mount McKinley

  3. Sacagawea's village

7) On August 17, a council meets with the Shoshone, during which Sacagawea learns the fate of her family and reveals that tribal leader Cameahwait is her brother.  Lewis and Clark successfully negotiate for horses for passage over the Rocky Mountains.  They buy 29 horses for packing or eating with uniforms, rifles, powder, balls, and a pistol.  They also hire Indian guide Old Toby.

  • True or False?

8) On August 26, Lewis and the main party cross the Continental Divide.
Where do they cross?

  1. Catchem Pass

  2. Lemhi Pass

  3. Bakers Pass

9) On October 18, Clark sees a peak, which means they are now back in previously explored territory.
What is the peak's name?

  1. Mount Rainer

  2. Mount Hood

  3. Pike's Peak

10) What day did the reach the Pacific Ocean?

  1. November 20

  2. November 30

  3. December 25

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Lewis and Clark Expedition (1805)
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