When Captain Lewis, Captain Clark, and their crew traveled west in 1803-1806, Tribal nations had long been established in every region of the continent. When Lewis and Clark came through, Tribes were rooted in the land of their ancestors with their individual languages, art, food, and technologies. Having endured centuries of broken treaties, stolen land, and relocation, these Tribal nations remain today.
Today, the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail passes through 16 U.S. states and the homelands of more than 60 Tribes
On whose homeland are you standing on? Visit https://native-land.ca/, plug in your location, and find out. On a piece of paper write it down:
I live on the homeland of the ___[Tribe or Tribes] ____.
Or discuss with a friend or family member.
Bonus: Are you a member or one or more Tribal nations? Write which one(s).
Bonus: Research a Tribe near you. Does this Tribe have a language program?