In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark
From Illinois to the Pacific
September 3 - 20, 2008

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I spent my extra day in St. Louis looking for William Clark's grave in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Later, when my partner Don Popejoy checked in I found out he had visited Calvary Cemetery and found some other interesting characters.


The Gravesite of William Clark and many members of his family.



Manuel Lisa, partner with Clark in the fur trade


William Sublette, famous in fur trade after 1822

Calvary Cemetery
Photos in this section by Don Popejoy



At right is a transcription of one of the inscriptions and a photo of another.
Traveling approximately 2,000 miles from present-day Idaho, four Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) in the fall of 1831 to the home of William Clark. Feeling pressure from an encroaching white preence in their homeland, these men sought information of the white man's culture and a greater understanding of the "Book of Heaven."

Knowledge was power - power to assure their families thrived and that their way of life continued Black Eagle and Speaking Eagle fill ill and died while in St. Louis and now lie here. During their illness they were baptized by the Catholic Church.

Rabbit Skip-Leggings and No Horns On His Head died on their homeward journey. Where they lay is not known.

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