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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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On the trunk of a tall pine tree William Clark carved his name, the date, and the inscription, "By land from the United States in 1804 & 1805.
In searching for the "real" York, the author laments the fact that stereotypical myths about the first known black to see the Pacific Ocean overshadow reality as recorded in the journals of William Clark and Meriwether Lewis.
New light has been shed on York's exploits on the expedition by the recently published letters of William Clark to his brother.
When Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the uncharted West, he set in motion actions which even today affect how we manage our forestlands.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had to do just that in 1804 when President Jefferson sent them out to explore all the land in the United States from west of the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean.
The expedition he led with William Clark explored the then-uncharted West from 1804 to 1806 and returned with vastly expanded knowledge about the American landscape.
Ha llegado a mis manos un trabajo realizado en enero de este ano por William Clark, de la universidad Johns Hopkins de Maryland.
The latest, The Journals of Lewis and Clark, by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark ($16), is a remarkable page-turner, clear and fast as a river.
Beginning a journey mid-May 1804, what became known as the Corps of Discovery, under the command of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, set out to investigate the newly acquired Louisiana Territory, locate a water route to the Pacific Ocean, and strengthen U.
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To get a sense of what is being lost, let's look at the continent that explorers Meriweather Lewis and William Clark saw when they took their arduous journey up the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, starting in 1804.
William Clark, on a mission for Thomas Jefferson to discover the magnitude of the Louisiana Purchase, met a hostile band of Sioux Indians.