DESE Lewis and
List of Lewis and Clark links. This list is maintained by the Missouri Department
of Elementary and Secondary Education
Discovery Expedition of St. Charles
This site is dedicated to living history---bringing the story of Lewis and
Clark alive through river-based reenactments, with replicas of their boats
as a centerpoint.
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Members of thew Lewis and Clark expedition experienced mixed emotions when
they reached their goal near the present site of Fort Columbia Historical
State Park. They were elated at having accomplished their mission -- crossing
from the Missouri to the Pac
The Nature Conservancy
Two hundred years after the Corps of Discovery, many of the marvels they
witnessed are gone while some remain. Along the trail, The Nature Conservancy
and its partners are working to restore America's natural heritage.
Includes maps of Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804, Santa Fe Trail 1821, Oregon
Trail 1835 and Pony Express Route 1860
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.
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 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
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
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
Iliniwek Village State Historic Site www.mostateparks.com/iliniwek.htm
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 www.mostateparks.com/mastodon.htm
Archaeological excavations established that Paleo-Indians hunted the
American mastodon and other animals here during the ice age.
Osage Village State Historic Site www.mostateparks.com/osagevillage.htm
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.
Towosahgy State Historic Site www.mostateparks.com/towosahgy.htm
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 www.mostateparks.com/trailoftears.htm
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 www.mostateparks.com/vanmeter.htm
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 www.mostateparks.com/washington.htm
The area that was once ceremonial grounds for prehistoric Indians includes
significiant petroglyphs or rock carvings that are remnants of an early
Pierre Cruzette www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/pcruz.html
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 www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/gdrou.html
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 www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/tchar.html
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 www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/flabi.html
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.