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Symposium 2004

Lewis and Clark: Legacies of an Expedition

Lewis and Clark Symposium, March 10-12, 2004, St. Louis, Missouri

Speaker Biographies

March 10, 2004
Day 1: The Louisiana Purchase, Scientific and Personal Legacies

Keynote Address

8:00 a.m. Dan Flores, University of Montana
8:45 a.m. Break

Morning Sessions
9:00 a.m. Jon Kukla, Executive Vice-President of the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation; “Lewis & Clark vs. Livingston & Monroe.”
9:30 a.m. Robert D. Bush, Assistant for Special Projects, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; “Citizen Laussat: A Retrospective on the Louisiana Purchase.”
10:00 a.m. Robert M. Owens, Iowa State University; “William Henry Harrison and the Louisiana Purchase.”
10:30 a.m. Q+A
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Donald Heidenreich, Lindenwood University; “Federalist Louisiana: From the Revolution to the Civil War.”
11:30 a.m. Sylvia L. Hilton, the University of Madrid; “The Spanish Legacy and the Louisiana Purchase.”
Noon Q+A
12:15 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon Sessions
1:30 p.m. Daniel Botkin, University of California, Santa Barbara; “Beyond the Stony Mountains: Nature in the American West from Lewis and Clark to Today.”
2:00 p.m. Ken Karsmizki, Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center; “Searching for Lewis and Clark from Space.”
2:30 p.m. Bob Coulter and Jennifer Krause, Missouri Botanical Garden; “Investigating the Historical Biogeography of the Expedition.”
3:00 p.m. Q+A
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Joseph Mussulman; “Scrim Shots: Sidelights of the History of the Expedition.”
4:00 p.m. Carolyn Gilman, Missouri Historical Society; “Do Lewis and Clark Matter?”
4:30 p.m. Jack Gladstone; “The Blackfeet Conflict: A New Perspective.”
5:00 p.m. Q+A
5:15 p.m. Wrap for the day

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Special Evening Reception at the Missouri Historical Society, including a viewing of “Lewis and Clark: the Bicentennial Exhibition” and Special Musical Performances by Daniel Slosberg. (Optional; extra fee of $25; bus transportation provided).

March 11, 2004
Day 2: Living Legacies in Biography and the Arts

Keynote Address

8:00 a.m. Gary Moulton, University of Nebraska; “The Living Legacies of Lewis and Clark.”
8:45 a.m. Break
Morning Sessions
9:00 a.m. Clay Jenkinson, independent scholar; “The Final Days of Meriwether Lewis.”
9:30 a.m. Landon Y. Jones, independent scholar; “The William Clark Nobody Knows.”
10:00 a.m. Albert Furtwangler, independent scholar, Willamette University; “Clark, Flat-headed Indians, and Methodist Missions.”
10:30 a.m. Q+A
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. William Foley, Professor Emeritus of History, Central Missouri State University; “The Forgotten Years: William Clark's Post-Expedition Career.”
11:30 a.m. Jay H. Buckley, Department of History, Brigham Young University; “William Clark’s Influence on the Fur Trade”
Noon Q+A
12:15 p.m. Lunch

Afternoon Sessions
1:30 p.m. Betty Houchin Winfield, University of Missouri-Columbia, “Press Accounts of the Expedition.”
2:00 p.m. Carol Lynn MacGregor, Boise State University; “Interpreting Lewis and Clark Through Art.”
2:30 p.m. Craig Howe, Oglala Lakota College; “Feasting [on] Lewis and Clark: Lakota Responses to the Expedition.”
3:00 p.m. Q+A
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Brian Hall, author; “Meriwether Lewis and the Geography of Desire.”
4:00 p.m. Diane Glancy, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, “Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea.”
4:30 p.m. Micaela Gilchrist, author;
5:00 p.m. Q+A
5:15 p.m. Wrap for the day
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Special Evening Showing of the Film “The Far Horizons.” (Optional, free; bring a drink and some popcorn!)

March 12, 2004
Day 3: The Lewis and Clark Trail, a Metaphor for Change

Keynote Address

8:00 a.m. John Logan Allen, University of Wyoming; “Expanding the Horizons of Lewis and Clark: The American Fur Trade in the Far West, 1806-1812”
8:45 a.m. Break

Morning Sessions
9:00 a.m. Jeff Olsen, Public Information Officer, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and Corps of Discovery II: “The Lewis and Clark Trail, America’s First Great Road Trip . . . Now, About those Potholes!”
9:30 a.m. Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs, independent scholar; “Friendships on the Trail, A Lasting Legacy.”
10:00 a.m. Amy Mossett, Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council; “The Lewis and Clark Trail and American Indians Today.”
10:30 a.m. Q+A
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Otis Halfmoon, National Park Service; “Twisted Hair and Lewis and Clark’s Nez Perce Contacts”
11:30 a.m. Gerard Baker, Superintendent, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail; “The Tribal Legacy of the Expedition”
Noon Q+A
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Afternoon Sessions
1:30 p.m. Peter Kastor, Washington University in St. Louis;
2:00 p.m. J. Frederick Fausz, University of Missouri-St. Louis; “’Sovereigns of the Country’: Extending Virginia’s Legacy of Frontier Conquest into the Trans-Mississippi West.”
2:30 p.m. Q+A
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Clay Jenkinson, John Logan Allen, [and others]
4:00 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Dayton Duncan
5:00 Q+A
5:15 Wrap for the day

7:00-8:30 p.m. Special Evening Performance by Clay Jenkinson as Thomas Jefferson. (Optional; free).

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