Home Forum Resources Shop Journey Log



intro1234567891011121314151617181920212223


Timeline
Map drawn by William Clark, 1806
The Lewis and Clark Journey Log

image: Portrait of Lewis
Lewis
image: Portrait of Clark
Clark

What did Lewis and Clark find on their epic expedition across North America? Follow the expedition via journal entries and historical photos, drawings, and maps.



In 1803 Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's Corps of Discovery to find a water route to the Pacific and explore the uncharted West. He believed woolly mammoths, erupting volcanoes, and a mountain of pure salt awaited them.

What they found was no less mind-boggling: some 300 species unknown to science, nearly 50 Indian tribes, and the Rockies.

BEGIN JOURNEY >>

Portrait of Meriwether Lewis by Charles W. Peale, from life, 1807.
Portrait of William Clark by Charles W. Peale, from life, 1807-08.
Paintings courtesy Independence National Historical Park.
ADVERTISEMENT

Subscribe Online
Your subscriptions help National Geographic conservation efforts worldwide >>



ADVERTISEMENT