• photo of a replica keelboat with a crew member on the bow at sunset

    Lewis & Clark

    National Historic Trail ID,IL,IA,KS,MO,MT,NE,ND,OR,SD,WA

Stories

The story section of History and Culture begins with an endeavor we refer to as Little Known Facts about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

As the future un-folds we will bring more stories of the history and culture of the Trail to readers. Stay tuned.

Did You Know?

Tools of scienc

Jefferson expected the Expedition to learn about the people, plants and animals of the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. None of the men of the Expedition was a trained scientist, but fulfilling Jefferson’s instructions required skills in cartography, ethnography, botany, zoology, and meteorology.