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Lewis and Clark: an expedition across America

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Social Studies +6 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
Who were Lewis and Clark? Where did they go? Why did they go? Who sent them? Who did they meet along the way? What dangers did they face? Did anyone help them?
This is a Collection of resources including images, videos, text, online exhibits, and a lesson plan that support Lewis and Clark's expedition across American in the early 1800s.

Lewis and Clark Expedition Pocket Compass

National Museum of American History

Thomas Jefferson

National Portrait Gallery

United States, Jefferson Indian Peace Medal, 1801

National Museum of American History

Meriwether Lewis

National Portrait Gallery

William Clark

National Portrait Gallery

Dog, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Corps of Discovery Monument, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Lewis & Clark: Mapping the West

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Map of the Plains Indians

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

"First and second chiefs of the Mandans"

National Anthropological Archives

Sacajawea, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Great Falls of the Missouri River

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Birchbark Canoe 1882

National Anthropological Archives

"Shoshone (Shoshoni) Indians"

National Anthropological Archives

Portrait of Nez Perce man, Chief Joseph Feb 1903

National Anthropological Archives

Lewis and Clark as Naturalists

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Howling Wolves, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Bears

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Deer

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Buffalo Bull, Grazing on the Prairie

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Stalking Buffalo, Arkansas

Smithsonian American Art Museum