The Journals of Lewis and Clark Character Descriptions

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
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Captain Meriwether Lewis

After serving six years in the Frontier Army and rising to the rank of Captain, he is appointed by the President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, as his personal secretary. He is a tall man with an excellent knowledge of geography, topography and natural sciences in general.

Captain William Clark

He is a tall, red-haired man gifted with a strong constitution and great leading skills. Raised in a family of military men, he learns early on the skills necessary to survive in the wilderness through his brother.

Toussaint Charbonneau

He has been living among the natives since 1796 when he first visits Fort Mandan on November 4, 1804. He can speak fluent French and Hidatsa, but no English.


She is captured by the Hidatsa Indians who are enemies of the Shoshone when she is 12-years-old. Charbonneau buys her from the Hidatsa tribe as a slave.

Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

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