Lewis and Clark Expedition Part 4 - A Heroes' Welcome | History in a Nutshell - Episode 4


The final segment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition outlines the journey back to St. Louis, Missouri. Along the way Lewis and Clark split up after the Bitterroot Mountains to explore previously unexplored areas during the westbound journey. An altercation with members of the Blackfoot tribe caused Lewis to make haste back to rejoin Clark at the Missouri River. After saying a few goodbyes at Fort Mandan, the Corps of Discovery returned to St. Louis where they were given a warm welcome. Lewis and Clark's expedition opened up the American west for future generations, but also left tremendous impacts on the Native American tribes they encountered.