The 215th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
's arrival at their Illinois winter camp will be celebrated during "Arrival at Camp River Dubois" scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9 at the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, Illinois.
The Lewis and Clark expedition
of 1804-1806 was historic for many reasons.
It can easily be said that the Lewis and Clark Expedition
not only paved the way for the United States as we know it, but it also inspired many people.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
documentary will focus on the character of the men of the Corps of Discovery, their interaction and impact on Native Americans, and a visual panorama of what the land the Corps explored looks like today.
Not since 1978, when Donald Jackson edited two volumes of Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
with Related Documents, has another author located so many previously overlooked documents pertinent to the life of Meriwether Lewis.
Records from the Lewis and Clark Expedition
of 1804 to 1806, show they describe many fish species for the first time, as they journey from St.
The Nez Perce, or Nimiipuu, were one of three Indian tribes that the 1804-06 Lewis and Clark expedition
spent substantial time with, lingering at the border between today's Washington, Oregon, and Idaho both outgoing and incoming.
* In addition to its economic value, the Lewis and Clark expedition
was important scientifically.
The tales in this book are told by Native people and connect Indigenous perspectives to the historical context of the Lewis and Clark expedition
"The other major similarity," says James March, the 29-year-old teacher who led the journey, "was, just as how the Lewis and Clark expedition
wasn't an isolated experience - they were helped by others, including Native Americans - so were we part of a larger community."
Now, after the bicentennial celebration of the Lewis and Clark expedition
, there is renewed interest in the circumstances of his death.
* USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE-2), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, was the third ship operated by the United States Navy to be named for Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who acted as guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark Expedition
, and one of the few United States Navy ships named for women.