Lewis and Clark Expedition
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
N 44° 21.183 W 100° 22.095
14T E 390954 N 4911996
Quick Description: Lewis and Clark Expedition held council, feasting, and celebration with the Teton Sioux here on September 23-28, 1804. The US Flag was first flown over present day South Dakota at this spot.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2006 10:32:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMTNK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
Thomas Jefferson commissioned Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Purchase and make peaceful contact with the Native Nations. Here, at the confluence of the Bad and Missouri Rivers, the Corp of Discovery had a successful contact the Teton Sioux, due in large part to Um ton gar Sar bar (Black Buffalo) intervening in soaring tensions between the respective parties. The Expedition was substantially out-manned, and had hostilities resulted, the Expedition would likely not have proceeded further. The map illustrates the Expeditions trek across the United States to the Pacific Ocean. This site is also the first stage of an interesting and surprising multi-cache Lewis & Clark Trail II (GCCE05) by familygeo.
Marker Name: Lewis & Clark Expedition

Marker Type: City

Marker Text: Not listed

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