What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? by Judith St. George
Which of these facts are true?
A group of young explorers—including one brave Native American girl—made up the expedition
It was a dangerous journey across unknown land in the American West
It was a real-life adventure story
When Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the “Corp of Discovery” left St. Louis, Missouri, on May 21, 1804, their mission was to explore the vast, unknown territory acquired a year earlier in the Louisiana Purchase. The travelers hoped to find a waterway that crossed the western half of the United States. They didn’t. However, young readers will love this true-life adventure tale of the two-year journey that finally brought the explorers to the Pacific Ocean.