William Clark


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Clark, William,

1770–1838, American explorer, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expeditionLewis 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
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, b. Caroline co., Va.; brother of George Rogers ClarkClark, George Rogers,
1752–1818, American Revolutionary general, conqueror of the Old Northwest, b. near Charlottesville, Va.; brother of William Clark. A surveyor, he was interested in Western lands, served (1774) in Lord Dunmore's War (see Dunmore, John Murray, 4th earl
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. He was an army officer (1792–96), serving in a number of engagements with Native Americans. In 1803 he was chosen by his friend Meriwether LewisLewis, 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 against Native Americans before becoming (1801) secretary to his friend
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 to accompany the overland expedition to the Pacific. His observations of nature enlarged the findings of the expedition; his journals and maps recorded its history. In 1807, after the expedition had returned, Clark was appointed superintendent of Indian affairs, with headquarters at St. Louis, and from 1813 to 1821 he was governor of Missouri Territory. During the War of 1812, he led (1814) an expedition against the British and Native Americans in the upper Mississippi valley; upon reaching Prairie du Chien, Wis., he built Fort Shelby. Later, with Auguste ChouteauChouteau
, family of American fur traders. René Auguste Chouteau, 1749–1829, b. New Orleans, accompanied (1763) his stepfather, Pierre Laclede, on a trading expedition to the Illinois country and established (1764) the post that became St. Louis.
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, he negotiated a number of important treaties with Native American tribes and aided in suppressing the Winnebago and Black Hawk uprisings. He was again superintendent of Indian affairs from 1821 until his death.

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1803–6, U.S. expedition that explored the territory of the Louisiana Purchase and the country beyond as far as the Pacific Ocean. Purpose
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Clark, William

(1770–1838) soldier, explorer; born in Caroline County, Va. (brother of George Rogers Clark). He entered the U.S. Army (1789) and fought under General Anthony Wayne. He resigned from the army (1796) and tended to his family's estate. He shared command of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition (1804–06) with Meriwether Lewis; among his various contributions to its success were his fine maps and his illustrations of the animals of the territory. He was brigadier general of militia and superintendent of Indian affairs for the Louisiana Territory (1807–13) and governor of the Missouri Territory (1813–20). He established Fort Shelby, the first U.S. post in Wisconsin (1814), and negotiated treaties with various Indian tribes. He was surveyor general for Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas (1824–25).
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William Clark (Jeffrey Nordling, left,) and Meriwether Lewis (James Barbour) head west to explore the newly acquired Louisiana territory in ``Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates.
Journal entries and drawings by William Clark include this one made on Feb.
A year later on the return trip William Clark wrote that "not any of us have yet forgotten our sufferings in these mountains in September last.
Louis to the Pacific and back again, William Clark, Meriwether Lewis and their band of intrepid explorers opened up the West to their fellow Americans in 1804.
Temples of Sound: Inside the Great Recording Studios by Jim Cogan and William Clark Foreword by Quincy Jones Chronicle Books, March 2003 $24.
At the outset, In Search of York promises to "rescue" York, an enslaved body servant belonging to William Clark from historical obscurity and mistreatment.
The bearclaw necklace, probably given to Meriwether Lewis and William Clark by an Indian chief during a diplomatic exchange, was last seen shortly after Harvard University's Peabody Museum first catalogued it in 1899.
A SMALL US brewer, wanting to give off that frontiersman feel, decided to use a famous image of America's early-19th century explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark for an advertising campaign.
The author celebrates the upcoming bicentennial of the heroic explorations of Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who were chosen by Thomas Jefferson to explore the recently acquired territory of the Louisiana Purchase.