Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark, and the West - Olivia Peay

Meriwether Lewis, President Thomas Jefferson's personal assistant, was handpicked by the Jefferson administration following the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis thusly picked Clark and together they assembled a team of around forty men for an expedition across the United States. While planning the expedition, Sacagawea and her husband Touissant Charbonneau were thusly included, mostly due to Sacagawea's abilities and interpretation skills. The team trekked to the West coast  in order to search for land route to the Pacific coastline, collect more information about the species and inhabitants that were indigenous to this area, in addition to uncovering a water route linking the Columbia and Missouri rivers.