Seaman , a Newfoundland dog , became famous for being a member of the first American overland expedition from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast and back.
He was the only animal to complete the entire trip. During the expedition, around May 14, , Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark performed surgery on one of Seaman's arteries in his hind leg that had been severed by a beaver bite.
The final reference to Seaman in the journals, recorded by Lewis on July 15, , states that "[T]he musquetoes continue to infest us in such manner that we can scarcely exist. My dog even howls with the torture he experiences from them. Due to a transcription error in Lewis' journals, the dog was once thought to have been named Scannon.
The book lists an inscription of a dog collar in a museum in Virginia. This has also been reported by Timothy Alden. Louis, Missouri , St.
An additional monument stands in Washougal, Washington. Seaman has been a character in several novels.
Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Helens, Oregon. National Park Service. Retrieved April 21, Lewis and Clark Trail.
Seaman - Lewis's Newfoundland Dog
Public Broadcasting System. Montana Kids. Montana Office of Tourism. Retrieved April 22, Retrieved June 7, New York: Henry Holt and Co.
August We Proceeded On. Gentle Newfoundland Dogs.
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