Journal of A New Nation's Journey West
 
August 10 - 27, 2005

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First stop this morning was Lewis and Clark State Park at Onawa, IA. It is on an oxbow of the Missouri, and they have replica boats. We were lucky enough to get a ride and see the possible campsite of August 9, 1804. ok

We move on up the river to Sioux City and the memorial obelisk for the only member of the expedition who died, Sgt. Charles Floyd.

In Sioux City, a great interpretive center focuses on this are of the country. I does not try to tell the whole story, but gives deeper understanding of events in this area. wonderful display, like these manikins talking about Sgt. Floyd.

Below is Marcia, director of the museum, and on the right a forensic reconstruction of Sgt. Floyd.

On August 25, 1804 Lewis and Clark investigated a hill the Indians were terrorized by. the thought it was inhabited by fierce little people with magical powers. L&C climbed the hill and found a great number of birds eating insects. they also saw several herds of buffalo on the plains below. this is my fifth year doing this trip and the first time I have gotten to climb it.

The evening was spent in Yankton, SD.

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