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- Lewis and Clark Water Trail
The Missouri River offers a truly unique opportunity to paddle through history. On this site you will find a series of trip planning tools and resources designed to help you plan a paddling excursion on the lower Missouri River.
- The Great Rojome Expedition
See how two enterprising young men embarked on an adventure of a lifetime.
For 8 to 10 weeks they traversed nearly 800 miles on the Mighty Mo (Missouri
River) as it snakes through the rugged state of Montana.
Missouri Sites of Interest
- Discovering Lewis and Clark – An “interactive
workshop providing an overview of the journey of Lewis and Clark. It
focuses on issues, values and visions relating to the Lewis and Clark
Expedition, its preludes and its aftermath up to the present time.” http://www.lewis-clark.org/
- Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc. – History
of expedition by Irving W. Anderson. http://www.lewisandclark.org/?p=exp_history&n=landcexp
- Lewis and Clark (National Geographic) – Includes
timeline, list of supplies taken on expedition; list of scientific discoveries;
journey log; links to other Lewis and Clark sites. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/
- Lewis and Clark (PBS) - Companion site to Ken Burns’s
The Journey of the Corps of Discovery. Includes excerpts from the journals,
information about Native Peoples, interactive trail map, and classroom
- The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (University of
Nebraska-Lincoln) - Complete journals as edited by Gary E.
- LewisandClark200.Gov -This website is a partnership
among 32 federal agencies and organizations aimed at providing a single,
easy-to-use Web portal with information about various Lewis and Clark
historical places. http://www.lewisandclark200.org
- Lewis and Clark (Plant Systematics) – Includes
photos of plants in Lewis and Clark Herbarium. http://www.plantsystematics.org/reveal/pbio/LnC/LnCpublic.html
- Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing
of America (Library of Congress) - This exhibition features
the Library of Congress’ collections of exploration material
documenting the expedition and the quest to explore the West. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/lewisandclark
- Lewis and Clark Expedition: A National Register of Historic
Places and Travel Itinerary (National Park Service) - The
National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places, Jefferson
National Expansion Memorial, and Lewis and Clark National Historic
Trail, in conjunction with the National Conference of State Historic
Preservation Officers (NCSHPO), invite you to discover the historic
places of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This travel itinerary highlights
41 historic places listed in the National Register of Historic Places
and associated with Lewis and Clark. Many of these places are also
part of the National Park Service's Lewis and Clark National Historic
- Corps of Discovery, United States Army (U.S. Army Center of
Military History) – Focuses on the people and the mission
of the Corps of Discovery. http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/lc/index.htm
- Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Fort Osage was constructed in 1808 under the direction of William Clark
and was the site of an Osage Indian village.
- Graham Cave State Park
This shelter cave was the site of very early human occupation as much
as 10,000 years ago.
- Iliniwek Village State Historic Site
On this property is the site of a village once inhabited by Indians of
the Iliniwek (or Illinois) Confederacy, one of the three most significant
Indian groups occupying Missouri at the time of European contact.
- Mastodon State Historic Site
Archaeological excavations established that Paleo-Indians hunted the
American mastodon and other animals here during the ice age.
- Osage Village State Historic Site
This site is located on what was once a Big Osage Indian village occupied
between 1770 and 1775 when the Osage were first encountered by Europeans.
- Thousand Hills State Park
Interpretive signs explain the significance of 1,000-year-old Native
- Towosahgy State Historic Site
This site preserves the remains of a once-fortified Indian village for
the Indians of the Mississippian Culture inhabiting the site between
A.D. 1000 and 1400.
- Trail of Tears State Park
The park preserves a part of the route known as the Trail of Tears, a
trail taken by Cherokee Indians on their forced march to the West.
- Van Meter State Park
Located near the Missouri River floodplain, Van Meter State Park is the
site of a former Missouri Indian village that was noted in the journals.
Exhibits in the park explain the history of the Indians and the area.
- Washington State Park
The area that was once ceremonial grounds for prehistoric Indians includes
significiant petroglyphs or rock carvings that are remnants of an early
The story of York, William Clark's slave, unfolds in the Lewis and Clark
journals and tells of his role in the famed expedition.
- Pierre Cruzette
Pvt. Pierre Cruzatte was of French and Omaha Indian heritage. His knowledge
of the Omaha language and sign language made him valuable to the captains
during their encounters with tribes on the lower Missouri.
- George Drouillard
George Drouillard, son of a French Canadian father and a Shawnee Indian
mother, was recruited because of his reputation as an excellent hunter
with a knowledge of the Indians' character and sign language.
- Toussaint Charbonneau
Toussaint Charbonneau was a French Canadian fur trader and the husband
of Sacagawea, a Shoshone. Lewis and Clark believed that Charboneau and
Sacagawea's interpreting skills would be instrumental when the expedition
reached the mountains.
- Francois Labiche
Francois Labiche was an experienced boatmen and frontier trader and knew
several lower Missouri Indian languages as well as French. His skills
made him vital in communicating with the Shoshone Indians.