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Also Known As: "part of Corps of Discovery Team", "First Black American Explorer", "Great Medicine"
Birthplace: Caroline, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Tennessee, USA
Cause of death: Cholera
Immediate Family:

Son of Old York and Rose
Husband of Crow Squaw #2; Crow Squaw #4; Crow Squaw #3; Crow Squaw #1 and name not known African-American Slave
Brother of Nancy and Juba

Occupation: Explorer of the American West (w/ Lewis & Clark)
Managed by: Kenneth Kwame Welsh
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About York


A very important figure in respect to the discovery of the American West, and a key Team Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

History records this man as a "Jack of all trades" York`s abilities and skills included Hunting, Medical Aid.

see also: William Clark [http://www.geni.com/people/William-Clark-Corps-of-Discovery-co-leader/6000000001784875241]

Meriwether Lewis [http://www.geni.com/people/Meriwether-Lewis-Corps-of-Discovery-co-leader/6000000006254415832]

Sacajawea [http://www.geni.com/people/Sacajawea-Bird-Woman-Sauvagesse/6000000006591573626]

This profile on Geni, intended to Honor his contributions to History.

'''Parents''': ''Old York'' and'' Rose''
'''Siblings:''' ''Nancy'' and ''Juba (Jube)''

Yorks 1st wife

Nothing is known about her at this point.
She was said to have been sold to a Slave owner in Mississippi.

Yorks multiple marriages to Crow Indian Squaws

Almost nothing is known about York`s multiple marriages to four Crow Squaws.
This excerpt explains what knowledge we have of them [http://franceshunter.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/the-fate-of-york/]
In the year 1832, Fur Trapper Zenas Leonard encountered a "negro man" living amoung the Crow Indians (present day Wyoming)
Zena`s described this man as having the ''"status of Chief, for he had four Crow wives with whom he lives alternately"''
After the Western Expedition, York drove a wagon for a Dreyege Business (Shipping of freight)


'''11/23/1805''' York became the ''1st African-American to vote''.
This event occured near present day Fort Columbia State Park, Washington.
The Corps voted as a whole, to cross to the Oregon side of the river.