William Clark had been in the military prior to 1803 and resigned from the military and was living with his brother George at this cabin in Clarksville, Indiana when he joined Lewis on the Expedition. William Clark most assuredly spoke with a deep southern accent. His bright red hair was an attraction for the many Indians they would meet along the trail. After the Expedition was completed Clark established permanent residence in St Louis as Secretary of Indian Affairs. The Indians referred to St Louis as the "Red Head's Town".