Lewis and Clark

The Lewis & Clark expedition only suffered one casualty. Dysentery, snake bites, a dislocated shoulder, venereal disease and Lewis being shot in the buttocks after being mistaken for an elk all threatened the group’s well-being, but the only man to die did so as a result of a burst appendix.

The trip ran about two years, from 1804 to 1806 when it returned to St Louis.