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  • Sacagawea - Novembre 2013

  • Shoshone tribe by Lucie, Clémence and Léna - Octobre 2013

  • Lewis Meriwether by Paulin - Octobre 2013

    Lewis Meriwether Lewis Meriwether was born on 18 August 1774 in Virginia. Lewis didn’t go to school before 13. He loved being outside and hunting. As a teenager, he walked in the middle of the night even in winter with his dog to go hunting. When he was a child, he was interested in natural history and he had this passion all his life. He tried to make medicines with wild herbs.
    In his life he was a soldier, an explorer and the secretary of Thomas Jefferson in 1801. He was sent by (...)

  • Thomas Jefferson by Maud, Esther and Jeanne - Octobre 2013

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson was born on 13th April 1743 in Shadwell and he died on the 4th July 1826 in Monticello.
    He was the third president of the USA from 1801 to 1809.He was a philosopher, an inventor and an architect.
    He wrote the Declaration of Independence. When his father died in 1757, he left orders so that Thomas would complete his education. Thomas, after the words of his father, entered the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg in 1760.
    In 1803, he convinced (...)

  • Napoleon by Leny and Adèle - Octobre 2013

    Napoleon the first
    Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 and died in 1821. He became an emperor in 1804.
    One of his many ambitions was to build a colonial empire in North America so he persuaded Spain to sign « the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso » and he had his colonial empire in North America : Louisiana.
    He didn’t play an important role in the expedition of Lewis and Clark.

  • Jean Baptiste Charbonneau by Julie and Loéva - Octobre 2013

    Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau
    Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau was born in 1805 at Fort Mandan in North Dakota (USA). His mother was Sacagawea, an Indian Shoshone, and his father, a French Canadian trapper called Toussaint Charbonneau. The trapper and his wife worked in the Lewis and Clark expedition as interpreters. The baby travelled from North Dakota to Pacific Ocean and back, carried upon his mother’s back. Thanks to him and his mother, the native tribes thought they wanted peace. Warriors would (...)

  • The Nez Perce People by Maël and Maxime - Octobre 2013

    The Nez Perce people They are a Native American tribe. They lived in the Northwest of the USA on a plateau in the North West of Bitterroot mountains .They spoke English and Penutian. French Canadian fur traders gave them this name, it means “pierced nose”
    They lived in tepees. They travelled a lot to find food. They went back to where they were first each year. They believed in spirits they called weyekins. Boys and girls aged from 12 to 15 went to the mountains to have a vision. For (...)

  • Arikaras by Maeva and Lucylle - Octobre 2013

    Arikaras (or Sahnishs)
    It’s an old Indian tribe. Arikaras were Amerindian farmers living in the North Dakota. It is a close tribe to the Pawnees because they have the same language.
    These Indians lived in the east of Nebraska, at the edge of the Missouri until 1723 and then they settled down in the South of the Dakota on Big to Rivet.
    Because of bad harvests and conflicts with the tribe of Mandans, they were obliged to join the Pawnees in Nebraska. But the danger represented by Sioux and (...)

  • William Clark - Octobre 2013

    William Clark
    He was born on 1st August 1770 in Caroline’s County, and he died on 1st September 1838.
    He had one brother, Georges Rogers Clark, and his parents are unknown.
    Lewis, one of his friends, asked him if he wanted to leave to explore.
    Together, they explored the Louisiana territory for 3 years.
    William Clark was in the army when he was young so, he faced several battles.
    In the expedition, they were approximately 43 men.
    They mapped Louisiana and the Mississippi River.
    He (...)