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Exhibit Theme

Trade with American Indians

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“Captains Lewis and Clark Holding...
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“Captains Lewis and Clark Holding a Council with the Indians,” etching by Patrick Gass, Journals of the . . . Corps of Discovery, 1810

The expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark encountered nearly 50 American Indian tribes during a two-year journey to the Pacific Coast and back. Lewis and Clark sought to establish good relations as a basis for trade.

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