Fall/Winter 1803 – Lewis and Clark set up Camp Wood in Illinois for the new recruits of the Corps of Discovery.
May 1804 – The expedition departed from Camp Wood and started its journey up the Missouri River towards the Pacific Ocean.
May 14, 1805 – A wind storm almost overturned one of the expedition’s boats.
They lost some medicine, gun powder, garden seeds and culinary articles.
They left Jean Babtiste with Clark who enrolled him in a boarding school.
August 12, 1812 – Sacagawea gave birth to a baby girl named Lizette. 1813: Clark signed the adoption papers for Lizette and Jean Babtiste. What if you had to help a whole group of men navigate the wilderness! Sacagawea was a Native American woman that lived from 1788-1812.That was the job of Sacagawea, a Native American woman who helped the famous Lewis and Clark with their expeditions across the Wild West. Sacagawea descended from the Lemhi band of the Shoshone Native American Tribe, located in an area now known as Idaho.Sacagawea acted fast and caught most of the lighter articles such as research notes, books and instruments.May 20, 1805 – In recognition for Sacagawea’s action a river was named after her. June 10, 1805 – Sacagawea became sick for seven days.November 15, 1805 – The expedition reached the Pacific Ocean.November 24, 1805 –Members of the expedition voted for a place to camp for the winter.July 25, 1806 – During the trip back on the Yellowstone River, Clark climbed a 200-feet tall rock and named it “Pompy’s Tower” after Jean Babtiste, Sacagawea’s son.August 17, 1806 – Sacagawea and Charbonneau arrived home in the Mandan village on the upper Missouri River.c.1800 – In a confrontation between the Hidatsas and Sacagawea’s tribe, the Shoshones, Sacagawea and other young women were kidnapped. government announced the acquisition of new land in the northwest know as the Louisiana Purchase.The Hidatsas sold Sacagawea to French Canadian fur-trader, Toussaint Charbonneau, who made her one of his wives. Summer 1803 – President Jefferson ordered the Corps of Discovery, led by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, to explore the newly acquired lands in the American Northwest.