William clark was an american explorer who along with meriwether lewis led an epic expedition to the pacific northwest this biography of william clark provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Clark's slave york there are hints that york's status improved during the expedition later journal entries mention him scouting and being sent to. What kinds of contributions did york make to the expedition william clark was a slave holder york was not his servant, he was his slave and we should understand that how clark will. York: terra incognita—lewis & clark college's permanent memorial to york—honors a key member of the corps of discovery too long ignored by historythrough the display of this powerful sculpture by the artist alison saar, lewis & clark remembers a man who served on the expedition as the slave of william clark, who became a crucial contributor to the expedition's success—and who, after.
The letters between william clark and his older brother jonathan provide the most detail about york's life after the lewis and clark expedition. York york of the lewis and clark expedition by james j holmberg the america of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was a world of master and slave. One of the most significant contributions of the lewis and clark expedition was a better perception of the geography of the northwest and the production of the first accurate maps of the area. Get this from a library american slave, american hero : york of the lewis and clark expedition [laurence pringle cornelius van wright ying-hwa hu] -- a biography of william clark's personal slave, who provided invaluable assistance to the lewis and clark expedition.
The journals mention york, clark's slave, several times during the expedition's tenure two years after the conclusion of the historic lewis and clark. Start studying hist 052: northwestern history- wa state (online) things did york, clark's personal slave, receive members of the lewis and clark expedition. York (1770 - before 1832) was an african-american explorer best known for his participation with the lewis and clark expeditionenslaved by william clark's father and passed down through a will to william clark, he performed hard manual labor without pay, but participated as a full member of the expedition. Clark's black slave, york, was even more magical to them the indians lewis and clark encountered had never seen a black man puppy chops haven't made it into any of the recent cookbooks.
October 9 clark notes that york fascinates the arikaras because they have never before seen a black man october 16 lewis and clark's expedition reaches the. York was an african american slave best known for his participation in the (meriwether) lewis and (william) clark expedition of 1804-1806 york was born in caroline county, virginia in 1770 york, his father, mother (rose), and younger sister and brother (nancy and juba) were all owned by the clark family of caroline county. Lewis and clark realized the advantage to be gained from this sensation and used york whenever necessary to impress or otherwise help advance the expedition and its mission we can imagine york's reaction. Clark's slave york and nine men from kentucky are added to the party december 8-9 lewis and clark arrive in st louis and decide to set up camp for the winter on the east bank of the mississippi river.
Historical marker #2119 in louisville notes the historical significance of york, william clark's slave, who was an active participant in the famous lewis and clark expedition to the pacific northwest. Tags: york lewis and clark lewis and clark expedition lewis and clark national historic trail lewis and clark national historical park contact the park mailing address. Meriwether lewis's life was marred by tragedy after his triumphant return with the corps of discovery in 1806 widely celebrated for his and william clark's achievements, lewis was made governor of the louisiana territory in 1808.
Thomas jefferson and the lewis and clark expedition clark's african-american slave york, and lewis's newfoundland dog seaman on may 14, 1804, the lewis. York, captain william clark's black manservant, accompanied the lewis and clark expedition to the pacific ocean and back to the east (1803-1806. William clark: william clark, american frontiersman who won fame as an explorer by sharing with meriwether lewis the leadership of their epic expedition to the pacific northwest (1804-06. Originally named the corps of discovery, the 1803 expedition led by lewis and clark came in contact with people and places never before seen, and returned with stories that americans in the east could hardly believe on this map, the outbound leg of the expedition is red and the inbound route is.