Traveling Trunk

Lewis and Clark Expedition Traveling Trunk

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The hands-on objects, images, CD, and books in this trunk are a good resource for groups unable to visit the park's museum. Click here to download the Teacher Handbook with classroom activities.

Lewis and Clark Traveling Trunk Contents (click for printable list)

Beaver pelt

Buffalo rawhide

2 pieces of tanned buffalo hide, one with fur, one without

Buffalo sinew


Bear talon

Rattlesnake rattles

Jefferson Indian Peace Medal

Dried food (currants, corn, sunflower seeds, berries, apples, comas root, buffalo meat, and lambs-quarter)

6 maps: On the Lewis and Clark Trail

Cobblestone Magazine:
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806

MacGregor, Carol Lynn, The Journals of Patrick Gass, Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1997

Muench, David and Murphy, Dan, Lewis and Clark-Voyage of Discovery, The Story Behind the Scenery, 1999 Seventh Printing

CD: Lewis and Clark: Sounds of Discovery

Videos: The Expedition of Lewis and Clark 1804-1806 and Conviction of the Heart & The Challenge of Yellowstone

Borrowing Instructions

Traveling trunks are available for a period of two weeks. They are shipped via UPS with a return call tag. The fee for trunks shipped to Missouri and Illinois is $35 per trunk. The fee for trunks shipped to any of the other continental United States is $45 per trunk. Trunks shipped to Alaska and Hawaii will incur an extra charge.

Call (voice) 314-655-1635 for more information. Trunks are limited; reservations are taken up to 30 days in advance. Reservations begin for the upcoming school year on the first weekday of May.


History, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
National/State Standards:
Aligns with MO and IL state standards and national standards
Traveling Trunk

Last updated: January 16, 2018