being pissed off about Things resulted in a long overdue visit back to michael haynes’s website and
his lewis and clark artwork
not just the captains
all the corps
Lewis and Clark, Corps of Discovery.
© Alexi Fisk
Lewis & Clark
oh my gosh cute
STRETCH GOALS, GUYS
THAT’S ALL I’M SAYING
Meriwether: An American Epic
Just wanted to remind everyone that this awesome project exists—only three days left to back it, and the project is getting so close to reaching its goal!
I know a lot of my followers are poor high school or college students (myself included) but if you can give anything to this game, that would be so, so fantastic. (Personally, I think that I ended up giving too much, considering the current sad state of my finances, but I’m really excited about this!)
But, anyway, check out the site, watch the video, and please considering donating if you can!
William Clark, November 7, 1805
Ocian. Octean. Bless.
Here’s my newest felty phone case: corps of discovery edition
The sash is removable. It’ll be up on my etsy hopefully on Sunday. Ive been having trouble with my keyboard again, so hopefully it’ll be cooperating then.
OH MY GOD
THIS IS SO AWESOME
YOU’RE SO TALENTED
If you have Twitter, GO FORTH AND FOLLOW, PEOPLE.
If not you should really get Twitter.
As the relatively new co-author of these I feel that it’s my duty to advertise again.
May 14, 1804: The Lewis and Clark Expedition begins.
The Corps of Discovery, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, consisted of over four dozen members, a motley group of officers and military men, fur trappers, a blacksmith, a fiddle player, a slave, and a dog named Seaman. They disembarked from Camp Dubois (near Hartford, Illinois) nine weeks after the Louisiana Territory was transferred from France to the United States. One of the expedition members wrote enthusiastically on May 14, the first day of the expedition:
A sense of duty, and of the honour, which would attend the completion of the object of the expedition; a wish to gratify the expectations of the government, and of our fellow citizens, with the feelings which novelty and discovery invariably inspire, seemed to insure to us ample support in our future toils, suffering and dangers.
The group made contact with many Indian tribes, with whom they remained relatively peaceful - save for the Sioux, described by Clark as “vilest miscreants of the savage race”. In the winter of 1804-05, the group met Toussaint Charbonneau and his pregnant Shoshone wife Sacagawea, nicknamed “Janey”. Sacagawea would prove indispensable in the coming years not only as a guide and interpreter, but as a symbol of the peaceful intentions of the expedition. Clark, who was fond of her (and her son), wrote that “a woman with a party of men is a token of peace.”
Other links: A basic timeline of the journey, The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (much of it is a description of local geography and flora/fauna).