Documenting Lewis and Clark – 1805, The Westward Passage
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map to access more information about that location.
Original map used with permission from the Oregon Historical Society
Map: Samuel Lewis created this map in 1814 from information supplied to
him by William Clark. It is evident that it is slightly different than the one
we are used to, but considering it was created without the benefit of Global
Positioning Satellites it is exceptional for its time.
Start from the Beginning of the Western Passage...
Listing of 1805 Timeline Entries
The following timeline is not meant to be a complete one of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, but rather a glimpse at some of the experiences they had as they traversed the land that eventually became the state of Montana.
- April 26: Confluence Of The Missouri And Yellowstone Rivers
- April 29: First Encounter With A "White Bear"
- May 4: Fortified Indian Camp
- May 8: The River That Scolds All Others
- May 29: Clark Names The Judith River
- May 31: White Cliffs Of The Missouri
- June 2-11: Marias River Decision
- June 13-July 14: The Falls Of The Missouri, A Portage, And The Experiment
- July 25: Three Forks Of The Missouri
- August 17-24: Camp Fortunate
- September 4-5: With The Salish At Ross's Hole
- September 9-11: Traveler's Rest
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