This is a portrait of Meriwether Lewis, 1774-1809 as painted by C. W. Peale. Lewis traveled with William Clark on the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) to explore the source of the Missouri River to determine a navigable course across the Pacific Northwest. Their journey would take them through what is now Kansas City and westward across the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River.
When discussing the Lewis and Clark exploration this portrait can be used. It can also be used when discussing Meriwether Lewis' solo career.
Item Number: 552
Call Number: B Lewis, Meriwether *3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 552
Curriculum - 4th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Individuals and developments (Benchmark 1) - Early Kansas explorers (Indicator 3)
People - Men
People - Notable People - Lewis, Meriwether
Thematic Time Period - Exploration, 1541-1820