Saint Louis History

St. Louis: Early St. Louis (1764-1804)
The establishment of St. Louis by Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau in 1764 and the French culture and their American Indian trading partners. The interior of a French colonial house and some of the tools used by the French settlers of the growing river town are featured.

St. Louis: Exploring the West (1804-1840)
The story of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the American period of the fur trade and mountainmen which nearly caused extinction of the beaver.

St. Louis: Clash of Cultures (1840-1890)
Chronicles the way of life of the plains Indian tribes, the pioneer movement and settlement of the far west, and the treatment of American Indians from the reservation era to today.

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