The same year Lewis and Clark returned from their expedition, 1806, Army Lt. Zebulon Pike left on his second. Besides discovering Pike’s Peak, what else did he do?
Pike explored the southern part of the Louisiana Purchase including Colorado and New Mexico. He became lost. Spanish soldiers rescued him and arrested him as a spy. Later, they released him.
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