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Symposia

These are the records of four symposia held in St. Louis to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Click on the links below to see the schedule, speaker biographies, and links to full texts of some of the papers presented.

Symposium 2001:
Before Lewis and Clark: Indian Nations, French and Spanish Colonials in the Mississippi and Missouri River Valleys
St. Louis, Missouri. April 5-7, 2001

Presented by Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, The Spanish Colonial Research Center, National Park Service and The Missouri Historical Society

Symposium 2002:
The Louisiana Purchase: An International Perspective
St. Louis, Missouri. March 21-23, 2002

Presented by Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Citizenship Education Clearing House and the Center for International Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Spanish Colonial Research Center of the National Park Service and the Missouri Historical Society

Symposium 2003:
Lewis and Clark: Observations on an Expedition.
St. Louis, Missouri. March 20-22, 2003.

Presented by Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, in conjunction with the Missouri Historical Society and the Spanish Colonial Research Center of the National Park Service.

Symposium 2004:
Lewis and Clark: Legacies of an Expedition.
St. Louis, Missouri. March 10-12, 2004.

Presented by Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Click here to see a page of links to full text papers from all four years.

Did You Know?

Dinosaur cartoon

On September 10, 1804 on Cedar Island, in South Dakota, William Clark discovered the fossilized remains of the ribs, backbone and teeth of a plesiosaur. Plesiosaurs were animals who lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, but swam rather than walking on land. Clark thought it was a giant fish bone! More...