1774, Aug 181800s1809, Oct 11
an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark2. Explored the Western United States.
 Timeline (21)
01/18/1803-Thomas Jefferson requests funds for expedition by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
05/14/1804-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out from St. Louis for Pacific Coast
05/17/1804-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase 
05/21/1804-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark leave St. Charles, Missouri, and begin their expedition
07/04/1804-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark celebrate July 4th
08/20/1804-Sergeant Charles Floyd dies three months into the voyage of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
08/26/1804-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark promote Patrick Gass to sergeant
04/07/1805-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark depart Fort Mandan
05/26/1805-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are first Europeans to see the Rocky Mountains
06/13/1805-Meriwether Lewis reaches the Great Falls
11/07/1805-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark first sight the Pacific Ocean
11/15/1805-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark reach Pacific Ocean, first Americans to cross continent
12/07/1805-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark temporarily settle in Fort Clatsop
01/08/1806-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark find skeleton of 105' blue whale in Oregon 
03/23/1806-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark depart Fort Clatsop
07/27/1806-Meriwether Lewis shoots Blackfoot Indian
08/11/1806-Meriwether Lewis is shot in the leg
09/20/1806-The returning Meriwether Lewis and William Clark reach the first white settlement on the Missouri
09/23/1806-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark return to St. Louis from Pacific Northwest
07/16/1808-Meriwether Lewis and William Clark help form Missouri Fur Company
10/11/1809-Meriwether Lewis dies along the Natchez Trace, Tennessee
 Notes (6)
Meriwether Lewis’ Mysterious Death:
Smithsonian Magazine
Thomas Jefferson and the Lewis and Clark Expedition:
Expedition Members:
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
Expedition Timeline:
Lewis and Clark Historic Trail
Lewis and Clark:
Lewis and Clark in Missouri:
Historic Missourians
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