Clark explored the Louisiana Territory and Western North America. Lewis and Clark were asked by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the map of the wild west and North America. While preparing for the exploration, Clark was responsible for hiring and training men to help with the exploration, while Lewis gathered equipment and supplies they would need to explore. They had over 40 men in their team! They started out heading toward the Mississippi River. They had a barge and two smaller boats called pirogues. They had to travel against the current, so they had to use long poles to push the boats or even ropes to pull the boats from the bank. After a long, yet successful journey, Clark died on September 1st, 1838.
- After the expedition, Clark became governor of the Missouri Territory as well as Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
- The total journey was over 7,000 miles!
- Only one group member died during the trip. It was Sergeant Charles Floyd who died of a burst appendix.
- The men on the journey were called the Crops of Discovery.