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Study Guide Questions

1.     Who was the U.S. President during the time of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
2.     How much did the U.S. pay for the Louisiana Purchase?
3.     Captain Merriwether Lewis served as _______________________ to the President. [ Treasurer/ Secretary/ Vice President ]
4.     Approximately how many men comprised the Corps of Discovery?
5.     Lewis and Clark began their journey by going up the ____________________ River.
6.     Who was Scannon?
7.     In the days before refrigeration, __________________ was an important commodity for travelers and traders.
8.     The Plains Indians were famous for their unique dwellings; what were these structures called?
9.     Why were the Indians so intrigued by Clark's servant, York?
10.     Where did the explorers spend their first winter?
11.     What types of things did the men do to keep themselves busy during the long winter?
12.     Who was Toussaint Charbonneau?
13.     What was a "buffalo jump"?
14.     What did Lewis call "the grandest sight I ever beheld"?
15.     The explorers traveled nearly 200 miles up the Missouri River before reaching its origin. True or false?
16.     Lewis and Clark never reached the Continental Divide. True or false?
17.     Sacajawea was the Indian wife of __________________________ .
18.     Why were the Shoshone Indians so hospitable to the explorers?
19.     As the expedition neared the Pacific coast, geographical conditions worsened and supplies depleted rapidly. True or false?
20.     Fort Clatsop was named in honor of: a. a nearby mountain b. a friendly Indian tribe c. Lewis's dog
21.     What did the men do when their salt supply ran out near the Pacific coast?
22.     Why was the Pacific Northwest a "frustrating" place for the men?
23.     In what year did the Expedition begin its journey home?
24.     Briefly discuss the importance of the Columbia River to the people of the Pacific Northwest region.
25.     The explorers were eventually able to cross the troublesome Bitterroot mountains with the help of the _______________ Indians.
26.     Why did Lewis and his men kill two Piegan Blackfoot Indians?
27.     What is the only remaining physical evidence of the expedition that still survives today?
28.     What is the only remaining physical evidence of the expedition that still survives today?
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