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Photo Mural 20

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Beaverhead and Pioneer mountains,
Beaverhead River (Montana)

Beaverhead and Pioneer mountains,
Beaverhead River (Montana)

Thursday August 8th 1805.

"the Indian woman [Sacagawea] recognized the point of a high plain to our right which she informed us was not very distant from the summer retreat of her nation on a river beyond the mountains which runs to the west. this hill she says her nation calls the beaver's head from a conceived re[se]mblance of it's figure to the head of that animal.... I determined...to proceed tomorrow...untill I found the Indians;...."

Meriwether Lewis

The above quote is taken directly from the Gary Moulton, University of Nebraska version of the Lewis and Clark Journals.

 
 
 

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Cartoon fiddle

Pierre Cruzatte and George Gibson brought their fiddles along on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Their music entertained the group on many evenings. Click here to learn more about Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. More...