Meriwether Lewis By Holland White

When was he born?

He was born August 19, 1774 in Ivy, Virginia.

When did he die?

He died October 11, 1809 in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

What was his early life like?

During his childhood he spent most of his time outdoors exploring and hunting. When he was a young man he fought in the whiskey rebellion during 1794. He then became an officer in the army and fought the Native Americans in the Northwest. During that time he learned a lot about the Natives and how they lived.

What country or state did he explore?

He explored the Louisiana territory and state. He also explored the Western and North part of America.

His explorations.

Lewis ( and Clark ) explored the Louisiana territory and state, Western America, and North America. He started the journey at St. Louis on May 14, 1804. They brought with them guns, food, beads, and some trinkets to trade with the Natives. They traveled up the Missouri River. They had a very large boat which was called barge and to smaller boats which are called pirogues. They had also met a bit of Natives on their travels. Some of them tried to drive them away but some were friendly and wanted to trade with them. They met a Native women on one of their travels by the name of Sacajawea. She stayed with them on their travels as an interpreter, someone who them what a person is trying to tell them if they can't understand a language.

The most interesting thing I learned about was the things with the Natives and how Sacajawea stayed with them. What was your favorite part?

Where I found my info.


Created with images by Old Guard Museum - "Meriwether Lewis"

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