Meeting Natives With Lewis and Clark

Fifer, Barbara

Book - 2004
Meeting Natives With Lewis and Clark
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When Captains Lewis and Clark began their Expedition of Discovery in 1803, they carried instructions from President Thomas Jefferson to learn about the American natives they met along the way. From St. Louis, up the Missouri River, over the Rocky Mountains, all the way to the Pacific Ocean and back again, the Corps of Discovery encountered Indian nations and tribes who were mostly unknown to them. There were new things to learn every day - both for Jefferson's men of exploration and for the many different Indian peoples who had long ago settled in the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the Columbia River Basin. Discover: hunting and fishing, trading and gifts, creation stories and legends, councils and chiefs, tipis and earthlodges, food and festivities, spoken language and sign language, methods of travel.

Publisher: Helena, MT : Farcountry Press, c2004
ISBN: 1560372699
Branch Call Number: j 917.8 F469m 2004
Characteristics: 55 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm

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Great way for kids (ages 10-14) to learn about the Native American tribes of the West As the Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled west, white explorers and Native American peoples encountered each other for the first time.


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