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Clark, William(Encyclopedia)Clark, William, 1770–1838, American explorer, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition, b. Caroline co., Va.; brother of George Rogers Clark. He was an army officer (1792–96), serving ...
Lewis, Meriwether(Encyclopedia)Lewis, Meriwether, 1774–1809, American explorer, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition, b. near Charlottesville, Va. He was a captain in the army and served in a number of campaigns a...
Lewis and Clark expedition(Encyclopedia)Lewis and Clark expedition, 1803–6, U.S. expedition that explored the territory of the Louisiana Purchase and the country beyond as far as the Pacific Ocean. Purpose Thomas Jefferson had long consid...
Colter, John(Encyclopedia)Colter, John kl´tr [key], c.1775–1813, American trapper and guide, b. Virginia. In 1803 he enlisted in the Lewis and Clark expedition and in 1806, on the return trip, was granted a discharge to...
Sacajawea(Encyclopedia)Sacajawea skjw´, skä– [key], Sacagawea–gw´ [key], or Sakakawea–kw´ [key], c.1788–1812?, Native North American woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark expediti...
Spokan(Encyclopedia)Spokan or Spokaneboth: spkn´ [key], Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Salishan branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). In the early ...
Gass, Patrick(Encyclopedia)Gass, Patrick, 1771–1870, American explorer, member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, b. Perry co., Pa. His journal of the trip across the continent first appeared in 1807 and was widely read. Gass...
Bitterroot Range(Encyclopedia)Bitterroot Range, part of the Rocky Mts., on the Idaho-Mont. line. The main range, running northwest-southeast, includes Trapper Peak (10,175 ft/3,101 m high); Mt. Garfield (10,961 ft/3,341 m), in an ...
Clark, Lewis Gaylord(Encyclopedia)Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808?–1873, American editor and writer, b. near Syracuse, N.Y. He was the editor (1834–60) of the Knickerbocker Magazine and made it a leading literary publication of its day...
Clark, Willis Gaylord(Encyclopedia)Clark, Willis Gaylord: see Clark, Lewis Gaylord.
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