York

image When Meriwether Lewis met up with William Clark along the Ohio River, which was the start of their famous Lewis & Clark Expedition, Clark’s body servant and slave, York, accompanied them. William Clark inherited York from his father. It will be the personal journals that Clark keeps about this expedition that mentions York’s name which provides historians insight into why Indians were fascinated with him as well as his role as the only black man involved with this famous expedition.

Information provided by: Marlive Harris and students at McWhorter Elementary School, Carrollton, TX.