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On April 30, 1803 the nation of France sold
What is known as the louisiana purchase
The Louisiana Purchase was an incredible deal for the United States, the final cost totaling less than five cents per acre at $15 million (about $283 million in today's dollars).
The Louisiana Purchase stretched from the Mississippi River to the beginning of the Rocky Mountains
Napoleon wanted to consolidate his resources so that he could focus on conquering England. Believing he lacked the troops and materials to wage an effective war, the French general wished to sell France's land to raise funds.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led a government-sponsored expedition to explore the vast wilderness of the west soon after the signing of the Louisiana Purchase. The team, also known as the Corps of Discovery, left St. Louis, Missouri in 1804 and returned to the same spot in 1806.
Bison, grizzly bears, prairie dogs, bighorn sheep, and antelope were just a few of the animals that Lewis and Clark encountered. The pair even had a couple of birds named after them: Clark?s nutcracker and Lewis?s woodpecker. In total, the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition described 180 plants and 125 animals that were unknown to scientists at the time.
?surveyor?s compass ?hand compass ?quadrants ?telescope ?thermometers ?2 sextants ?set of plotting instruments ?chronometer (needed to calculate longitude)
Camp Supplies: ?150 yards of cloth to be oiled and sewn into tents and sheets ?pliers ?chisels ?30 steels for striking to make fire ?handsaws ?hatchets ?whetstones ?iron corn mill ?two dozen tablespoons ?mosquito curtains ?10 1/2 pounds of fishing hooks and fishing lines ?12 pounds of soap ?193 pounds of "portable soup" ?three bushels of salt ?writing paper, ink and crayons
Presents for Indians: ?12 dozen pocket mirrors ?4,600 sewing needles ?144 small scissors ?10 pounds of sewing thread ?silk ribbons ?ivory combs ?handkerchiefs ?yards of bright-colored cloth ?130 rolls of tobacco ?tomahawks that doubled as pipes ?288 knives ?8 brass kettles ?vermilion face paint ?33 pounds of tiny beads of assorted colors
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Clothing: ?45 flannel shirts ?coats ?frocks ?shoes ?woolen pants ?blankets ?knapsacks ?stockings
Arms and Ammunition: ?15 prototype Model 1803 muzzle-loading .54 caliber rifles ?knives ?500 rifle flints ?420 pounds of sheet lead for bullets ?176 pounds of gunpowder packed in 52 lead canisters ?1 long-barreled rifle that fired its bullet with compressed air, rather than by flint, spark and powder
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Medicine and Medical Supplies: ?50 dozen Dr. Rush?s patented "Rush?s pills" ?lancets ?forceps ?syringes ?tourniquets ?1,300 doses of physic ?1,100 hundred doses of emetic ?3,500 doses of diaphoretic (sweat inducer) ?other drugs for blistering, salivation and increased kidney output
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Traveling Library: •Barton’s Elements of Botany •Antoine Simon Le Page du Pratz’s History of Louisiana •Richard Kirwan’s Elements of Mineralogy •A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy •The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris •a four-volume dictionary •a two-volume edition of Linnaeus (the founder of the Latin classification of plants) •tables for finding longitude and latitude •map of the Great Bend of the Missouri River
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