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Lewis and Clark
Historic Places Commemorating Their
Transcontinental Exploration (1804-06)

Charles M. Russell's painting "Captain Lewis Meeting the Shoshonies" captures one of the most dramatic moments of the entire exploration. Without the aid of the tribe, the expedition would probably have been thwarted. (Anonymous private collection. Color transparency furnished by James H. Maroney, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc.; color separations, by the Eastern National Park and Monument Association.)

Last Updated: 22-Feb-2004