Zebulon montgomery pike january 5, 1779 april 27, 18 was an american officer and explorer who, if not for the meriwether lewis and william clark exploration, would probably be one of the most famous men of the 19th century. Founded in 1895, the zebulon pike chapter, national society daughters of the american revolution nsdar or dar, is the first and founding chapter of the colorado dar. The zebulon pike chapter nsdar was formed in 1895, in colorado springs. Pike tried to find the source of the mississippi river and also explored the rocky mountains and southwestern north america. Zebulon pike, an explorer and army general, traveled all over the united states in the 19th century, leading expeditions that paved the way for the us to expand west into new territories. Zebulon is a city in pike county, georgia, united states. He was noted for his bravery and the indians called him the great brave. At the end of the revolutionary war, zebulon pike sr, remained in the american army, and young zebulon grew up on frontier military posts. Zebulon montgomery pike 177918 was a soldier who is best known as an early explorer of the louisiana territory. Pike, early 1800s nothing that zebulon montgomery pike ever tried to do was easy, and most of his luck was bad. Find out interesting facts about zebulon pike if you want to know the famous explorer and brigadier general from united states.
Zebulon pike, thomas jefferson, and the opening of the. Zebulon pike simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Zebulon pike home pike national historic trail association. Zebulon montgomery pike january 5, 1779 april 27, 18 was an american brigadier general and explorer. Pikes expeditions overview pike national historic trail. Zebulon montgomery pike 177918 find a grave memorial.
During one of these he unsuccessfully tried to climb the colorado mountain named for him, pike s peak. The career of zebulon pike 177918, american soldier and explorer, was dominated by ambiguously motivated explorations of the american west. This project is my original of zebulon pikes famous expedition. I didnt realize that id been to many of the places where zebulon pike had explored and fought during his toobrief life, including the great plains, pikes peak, the upper reaches of the arkansas river in colorado, and sackets harbor, new york. When he was a teenager zebulon pike entered the army as a cadet, and when he was 20 years old he was given an officers commission as a lieutenant. Sent by a general who was a double agent for spain, 26yearold lt. The southwestern journals of zebulon pike, 18061807 hart, stephen harding, hulbert, archer butler, gardner, mark l. He was a trailblazer who explored a great deal of the 1803 louisiana purchase without the aid of maps.
Army officer, president thomas jefferson asked him to lead two journeys through the new louisiana purchase territory. Zebulon pike youth services center department of human. Zebulon pike was an early explorer to the rocky mountains and discovered pikes peak. Zebulon montgomery pike 1779 18 was an american soldier and explorer. Zebulon montgomery pike was one of the first white men to explore the vast wilderness that is now colorado. As a united states army captain in 18061807 he led an expedition to explore and document the southern portion of the louisiana territory and to find the headwaters of the red river, during which he recorded the discovery of what later was called pikes peak. The first was in 180506 to explore the upper northern parts of the mississippi river.
Zebulon montgomery pike january 5, 1779 april 27, 18 was an american brigadier general and explorer for whom pikes peak in colorado is named. In 1805, while lewis and clark were making history on the missouri river, another explorer was heading up the mississippi. Wilkinson was a newly appointed governor of the louisiana territory. Zebulon pike documentary film zebulon pike and the blue. Zebulon pikethe career of zebulon pike 177918, american soldier and explorer, was dominated by ambiguously motivated explorations of the american west.
Pike settled in lburg township in 1803 and took up a portion of sec. Zebulon pike and the blue mountain is the premier film production on pikes amazing exploits, and i have no doubt that it will remain a standard in the future. Quotations by zebulon pike, american soldier, born january 5, 1779. In 1806, pike and a party of soldiers were sent to explore the unknown far west 1. Browse photos and price history of this 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,272 sq. Pike led a remarkable life, which included his two expeditions of exploration into the west and becoming a war hero in the battle of york toronto. He explored the southern portion of the louisiana purchase, and pikes peak in colorado is. Zebulon pike, thomas jefferson, and the opening of the american west matthew l. Promote historic cultural and heritage investigations of aspects of pike s life occurrences prior to 1805, the 18051806 pike mississippi expedition, the 18061807 zebulon montgomery pike expedition, and events leading to and including his heroic death in 18 and of the pike national historic trail. He always visited their wigwams without any fear in making his treaties with their tribes. Siegle executive director zebulon pike bicentennial commission. The youth centers mission statement is to maintain a standard of excellence, which empowers committed youth to become productive community members by providing a structured environment, providing offender accountability to victims and communities and assisting youth in developing. Zebulon pike was a 26year old army lieutenant when he made his way up the mississippi river to minnesota.
Zebulon pike was an officer in the revolutionary war. In 18067, captain zebulon montgomery pike 177918 led a us army expedition to the southwestern part of the louisiana purchase. The uss zebulon pike is a colorado springs chapter of starfleet international, the international star trek fan association inc basically we are a group of people that all enjoy all things star trek and other science fiction universes like star wars, doctor who and marvel. The area now known as colorado was a part of the louisiana purchase.
Zebulon montgomery pike articles colorado encyclopedia. Army officer he led two expeditions under authority of president thomas jefferson through the new louisiana purchase territory, first in 18051806 to reconnoiter the upper northern reaches of the mississippi river, and then in 1806. In the late summer of 1805, general james wilkinson, the governor of the newly purchased louisiana territory, sent pike on the first of two expeditions through the territory, a mission to find the source of the mississippi river. Approaching the colorado foothills of the rocky mountains during his second exploratory expedition, lieutenant zebulon pike spots a distant mountain peak that looks like a small blue cloud. Pike county, ga community page public group facebook. Approaching the colorado foothills of the rocky mountains during his second exploratory expedition, lieutenant zebulon pike spots a distant mountain peak. Zebulon pikes explorations on the upper mississippi. His 18051806 exploration of the region is a valuable piece of. Prior to the war of 1812, pike was a welltraveled explorer of the american west as an army captain commissioned by president thomas jefferson to explore the southern portions of the louisiana territory. During one of these he unsuccessfully tried to climb the colorado mountain named for him, pikes peak. We are located in colorado springs, colorado, home to pikes peak americas mountain and five armed services bases including the united state air force academy.
The city, like the county, was named after explorer zebulon pike. Pike came from new jersey,having served with distinction through the. Zebulon pike youth services centers zpysc vision is positive choices today for successful youth tomorrow. I recommend pike manor as a care facility that for their wonderful staff members james b. Zebulon pike was assigned to find sites for forts, determine the source of the mississippi, make peace between warring tribes and stop unlicensed british trade on land just acquired by the americans. The journals of zebulon montgomery pike national archives. Pike climbed in rank steadily until being promoted to brigadier general after fighting at the battle of tippecanoe in 1811 during tecumsehs war. Thus donald jackson began his forward to the annotated edition of pikes journals and letters in 1966. Zebulon pike chapter nsdar colorado springs, colorado. Spotted this book on the shelf at work, and thought, i need to know more about this guy. As a united states army captain in 18061807, he led the pike expedition to explore and document the southern portion of the louisiana territory and. He was born on 5th january 1779 and died on 27th april 18.
Zebulon pike school profile, performance trends and co state ranking. Pike manor came highly recommended to us as a personal care home. Zebulon pike was born in new jersey on january 5, 1779, the son of an officer in the u. Through the support of the pike county board of education and the innovative leadership of superintendent, dr. If you love this, please considering supporting us at. Zebulon montgomery pike january 5, 1779 april 27, 18 was an american brigadier general and explorer for whom pikes peak in colorado was named. General zebulon montgomery pike was a loyal and steadfast american growing up in the revolutionary war american patriotic mentality. Zebulon pike, in full zebulon montgomery pike, born january 5, 1779, lamberton, new jersey, u. At the time of his birth, his father, also named zebulon pike, was an officer in george washingtons continental army, which was then fighting the british in the american revolution.
Lewis and clarks expedition was followed by an expedition led by zebulon m. Promote historic cultural and heritage investigations of aspects of pikes life occurrences prior to 1805, the 18051806 pike mississippi expedition, the 18061807 zebulon montgomery pike expedition, and events leading to and including his heroic death in 18 and of the pike national historic trail. Our founding members chose the name zebulon pike in honor of zebulon montgomery pike 177918, american explorer and army officer, as an homage to the explorer. Zebulon pike center youths explore life on mars through. Zebulon pike is best known as an explorer of the american west. It was around the same time period of louis and clark but isnt quite as memorable. The zebulon pike center is a secure treatment facility for male juvenile offenders who have committed various crimes, including violent offenses, property crimes andor sexual offenses. Louis, missouri, zebulon pike led a small expedition through the upper mississippi region, hoping to discover the source of the mississippi river. Zebulon montgomery pike january 5, 1779 april 27, 18 was an american explorer and military officer he served in the war of 1812. Born in new jersey, pike joined the army in 1794 at age 15. Uss zebulon pike a colorado springs chapter of starfleet. The southwestern journals of zebulon pike, 18061807.1200 1380 960 901 500 1418 242 1268 451 225 1498 300 1026 1024 1318 458 299 1298 812 602 1427 439 210 1490 467 99 1015 830 24 240 231 1143 634 1376 443 482