timeline of idaho : Its journey to statehood
The Lewis and Clark expedition crosses into Idaho. It was hard to travel west and they ran out of food. Luckily, they met a group of Nez Perce, who fed & led them out through the Biterrroots.
Andrew Henry, from St. Louis, led a group of trappers into Idaho. People like them became known as mountain men.
British trappers from Canada went to Idaho & into Snake River brigades. However, rough terrain and hostile Indians made it hard.
Gold was found in Idaho, attracting many people.
Congress created the Idaho Territory. The name Idaho came from a miner who said that it was the Indian word for "gem of the mountains" but apparently he made it up. However, the name stuck.
The capital was changed from Lewiston to Idaho. Angry about this, the people living in Lewiston tried to make them part of Washington, but failed.
The governor of Idaho Territory convinces President Grover Cleveland to not split Idaho into parts of Nevada and Washington.
Idaho becomes the 43rd state!