Had it not been for Christopher Columbus would America exist today, leave alone be the address of several renowned explorers and discoverers? Vasco da Gama, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Chaplain are some of the legendary explorers that the world takes pride in. It is to these noble souls that we owe the world today. For what would the world be without their indomitable attitude, never-say-die spirit and outrageously daring spirit? Explorers helped expand the border of the world by conquering new lands. What’s more, they added new cultures, traditions and heritage thus expanding the cultural legacy of the world. Through their voyages, they discovered the unknown. While it may look all fancy and extravagant, explorers go through a lot, while some survive the harsh conditions some give their life to it. Just like every other country in the world, America too has had pioneering explorers who expanded the horizon and undertook many expeditions. Some of them include Kit Carson, Robert Edwin Peary, John Wesley Powell, Meriwether Lewis, Daniel Boone and Sacagawea. Learn in details about the life and explorations of American explorers.
Daniel BooneDaniel Boone
22 October 1734
Pioneer
SacagaweaSacagawea
1788 AD
Interpreter

Kit CarsonKit Carson
24 December 1809
Explorer & Soldier

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774
Explorer, Politician

William ClarkWilliam Clark
01 August 1770
Explorer
Peter FreuchenPeter Freuchen
02 February 1886
Explorer

Matthew HensonMatthew Henson
08 August 1866
First African-American to explore the North Pole

Robert PearyRobert Peary
06 May 1856
Explorer
John Wesely PowellJohn Wesley Powell
24 March 1834
Explorer, Geologist

Henry GannettHenry Gannett
24 August 1846
Geographers, Explorers
Christopher Johnson McCandlessChris McCandless
12 February 1968
American adventurer

Sylvia EarleSylvia Earle
30 August 1935
Marine biologist

Hugh GlassHugh Glass
1783 AD
Hunter

Jon KrakauerJon Krakauer
12 April 1954
Journalist, Explorer, Writer

Josh GatesJosh Gates
10 August 1977
Explorer, Photographer
Matthew Fontaine MauryMatthew Fontaine Maury
14 January 1806
Astronomer

Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd
25 October 1888
Naval officer

John C. FrémontJohn C. Frémont
21 January 1813
Former Governor of California

Scott FischerScott Fischer
24 December 1955
Explorer, Rock climber
Jim BridgerJim Bridger
17 March 1804
Mountaineer

Floyd CollinsFloyd Collins
20 July 1887
Explorer
Steve FossettSteve Fossett
22 April 1944
Businessman

Conrad AnkerConrad Anker
27 November 1962
Explorer, Writer

Zebulon PikeZebulon Pike
05 January 1779
Explorer, Military personnel
Jordan RomeroJordan Romero
12 July 1996
Explorer, Writer, Mountaineer

John ColterJohn Colter
1774 AD
Military Person
Frederick Russell BurnhamFrederick Russell Burnham
11 May 1861
Explorer, Writer

William John McGeeWilliam John McGee
17 April 1853
Explorer, Anthropologist, University teacher

Ann BancroftAnn Bancroft
29 September 1955
Author
Frederick CookFrederick Cook
10 June 1865
Explorer

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Thomas MoranThomas Moran
12 February 1837
Explorer, Painter
Adolphus GreelyAdolphus Greely
27 March 1844
Army Officer

John LedyardJohn Ledyard
31 October 1751
Explorer

William BeebeWilliam Beebe
29 July 1877
Ornithologist

Roy Chapman AndrewsRoy Chapman Andrews
26 January 1884
Explorer
Mike FinkMike Fink
1770 AD
Frontiersman
William Henry JacksonWilliam Henry Jackson
04 April 1843
Painter, Photographer, Explorer, Artist,

Charles WilkesCharles Wilkes
03 April 1798
Naval Officer

John BartramJohn Bartram
23 March 1699
Botanist

Bradford WashburnBradford Washburn
07 June 1910
Mountaineer
David FairchildDavid Fairchild
07 April 1869
Botanist

Charles Francis HallCharles Francis Hall
1821 AD
Explorer

Paul SerenoPaul Sereno
11 October 1957
Professor

Clarence KingClarence King
06 January 1842
Clarence Rivers King

Christopher GistChristopher Gist
1706 AD
Explorer
Lee Rogers BergerLee Rogers Berger
22 December 1965
Paleoanthropologist

George W. De LongGeorge W. De Long
22 August 1844
Navy officer
Nathaniel PalmerNathaniel Palmer
08 August 1799
Hunter

Lincoln EllsworthLincoln Ellsworth
12 May 1880
Explorer

Luis MardenLuis Marden
25 January 1913
Photographer
Frank PiaseckiFrank Piasecki
24 October 1919
Engineer

Elisha Kent KaneElisha Kent Kane
03 February 1820
Explorer
George W. MelvilleGeorge W. Melville
10 January 1841
Engineer

Carl Ben EielsonCarl Ben Eielson
20 July 1897
Aviator

Jonathan CarverJonathan Carver
13 April 1710
Explorer

Finn RonneFinn Ronne
20 December 1899
Explorer

Manuel LisaManuel Lisa
08 September 1772
Explorer
Francis Wayland ParkerFrancis Wayland Parker
09 October 1837
Educator

Philippe Cousteau, Jr.Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
20 January 1980
Environmental Advocate

Isaac Israel HayesIsaac Israel Hayes
05 March 1832
Explorer

Jim BeckwourthJim Beckwourth
06 April 1798
Explorer
William Henry HolmesWilliam Henry Holmes
01 December 1846
Explorer

Edward Herbert ThompsonEdward Herbert Thompson
28 September 1857
Archaeologist
Gene SavoyGene Savoy
11 May 1927
Explorer

Raphael PumpellyRaphael Pumpelly
08 September 1837
Geologist

Matilda Coxe StevensonMatilda Coxe Stevenson
12 May 1849
Ethnologist
John BozemanJohn Bozeman
31 December 1837
Explorer

Osa JohnsonOsa Johnson
14 March 1894
Filmmaker
Laurence McKinley GouldLaurence McKinley Gould
22 August 1896
Geologist

Robert GrayRobert Gray
10 May 1755
Explorer

Will AdamsWill Adams
24 September 1564