Settlements for farming Natural resources for industry New venues for trade Possible all water route to the Pacific
Directives Explore 830,000 square miles of new territory for future development Make contact with Native Americans and open the fur trade Acquire scientific information about the new territory Missouri Historical Society
Travel Route Begin journey in St. Charles, Missouri Head north and west along the Missouri River Continue west until contact made with the Pacific Coast Return with information useful for future expansion and settlement VirginiaWestern.edu
Request for Provisions Mathematical Instruments Compass Quadrant Telescope Thermometer Sextant Plotting Instruments Chronometer Camp Supplies Cloth for tents and sheets Hatchets and Handsaws Steels (to strike for fire) Whetstone Mosquito curtains Soap Fishing hooks and line Portable soup and salt Paper, ink, and crayons
Request for Provisions (cont’d) Clothing (for 45 persons) Shirts Coats Frocks Shoes Woolen Pants Blankets Knapsacks Stockings Miscellaneous Supplies Arms and Ammunition Medicine and Medical supplies Traveling libraries Presents for Indians Pbs.org
Experience William Clark Mapmaking Woodsman Waterman Army Officer Experience with Native Americans Meriwether Lewis Frontiersman Military Leader Ties with Native Americans govdocs.evergreen.edu Pbs.org
Expedition Compensation For the duration of the expedition, all provision expenses shall be covered Upon completion of the expedition, even as the duration is in question, a sum equal to the number of months times the requested compensation shall be paid William Clark: $40 per month Meriwether Lewis: $30 per month
Summary The nation has acquired significant new territory. We need to identify what lies in this territory. This knowledge is of significant importance to the settlement and use of the territory. We have extensive plans in place to accomplish these objectives.