Early Expeditions Through Kansas

Explorations of Kansas

Frontier Expedition

Frontier Expedition

Étienne Veniard de Bourgmont Expedition

Coronado’s Expedition

Corps of Discovery – The Lewis & Clark Expedition

Doniphan’s Expedition

Fremont’s Expeditions of the American West

The Kingdom of Quivira

Long’s Expedition of the Great Plains

Pike’s Expedition in Kansas

Timeline of Kansas Explorations

Coronado Expedition by Frederic Remington

Coronado Expedition by Frederic Remington

1541 – Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado arrives in present-day Kansas in search of gold.

1724 – French explorer and trader, Étienne Veniard de Bourgmont, traveled through northern Kansas.

1739 – French-Canadian brothers Pierre and Paul Mallet lead a party of French traders through Kansas.

1804 – The Lewis & Clark Expedition passes through northeastern Kansas.

1806 – Zebulon M. Pike’s expedition crosses much of Kansas.

1819 – Stephen H. Long’s expedition explores portions of Kansas.

1842 – John C. Fremont, the “Path Finder,” explores much of northeastern Kansas.

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Historic People

Kansas History

Explorations of Kansas