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U.S. History Topics » Famous People » Explorers

Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition

is a multimedia exhibit that follows the Corps of Discovery from the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers through the human geography of western North America. Explore 29 places and events in the journey. See what the Corps learned about Native Americans and their world: women, maps, language, diplomacy, clothing and courage, trade and property, animals, plants and curing, and more. (Missouri Historical Society, Multiple Agencies)

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Interesting Fact:

In 1804, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led a U. S. Army "Corps of Discovery" from St. Louis up the Missouri River into the vast, newly acquired Louisiana Territory.
Buffalo Hunt, Approaching in a ravine (detail), 1844

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