President Thomas Jefferson buys the Louisiana territory from Napoleon and sends Lewis and Clark on an expedition to explore it.
United States USA Date:1953 Duration:5 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
United States President Thomas Jefferson looks at a wall map of the Louisiana Purchase, acquired from Napoleon Bonaparte, the leader of France. Jefferson sits with a few officials seated at a table. A pictorial map showing the Columbia River and the Missouri River flowing into the Pacific. The Lewis and Clark expedition is sent to western territory. The life of the Native American Indians. The Indians wearing traditional costumes. Indians hunting buffalo. Scenic views of a hillside with a flowing river. Lewis and Clark cross a water body led by an Indian guide. A large waterfall. The expedition members sleeping in trees to avoid predators. The rapids of the Columbia River. Men crossing the river with water up to their necks. The men wading through the water holding their guns up. Natives watching the men. The course of the Columbia River. Two men from the expedition team lying beside a tree. The expedition watches English men in boats on the river who have come from Canada to establish outposts.
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