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Zebulon Pike

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Definition: Explorer who is famous for discovering Pike's Peak in Colorado. He led two expeditions to explore the U.S. The first, in 1805, had as its goal the discovery of the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The second expedition, which took place the very next year, explored the Southwest. He died in the War of 1812.

Related Resources:
The Westward Movement
Find out more about Americans' travels west.

The 19th Century
Get a glimpse of what life was like in the exciting 1800s.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Zebulon of Pike: The Expedition of Discovery
Follow Pike as he explores the West and finds the tallest mountain there. (He named it after himself!)

Pike's Journey Up the Mississippi River
Follow Pike as he travels up the famous river. Photos help you picture what it was like.

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