Watch experts talk about Lewis and Clark topics

Check out these talks about Lewis and Clark and related issues and topics of historical significance. The talks were arranged, hosted and recorded by chapters and regions of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF), and are posted on the YouTube channel for the LCTHF:

  • Lewis and Clark historian Clay Jenkinson speaks about the three winter encampments of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Wood River, Fort Mandan, and Fort Clatsop.
  • Shannon Kelly talks about her research on Frederick Bates, who was affiliated in various ways with Lewis and Clark. Bates is usually remembered as Meriwether Lewis’s bitter post-expedition political rival and then as second governor of the state of Missouri. Hosted by the LCTHF national office.
  • Austin Haney, historic interpreter with the Lewis and Clark Foundation at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana, talks about “The Lost West”: French history in North America prior to, during, and after the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Hosted by the LCTFH Portage Route Chapter.
  • Jeff LaRock of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center discusses medical practices used by Lewis and Clark. Hosted by the Portage Route Chapter of the LCTHF.
  • Chris Hodges, author of Colter’s West Wind, gives an informative and entertaining talk on the topic of “Furs, Land and Sewing Needles on the Frontier” and how the Lewis and Clark Expedition was at the forefront of opening the frontier for future development. Hosted by the Missouri-Kansas Riverbend Chapter of the LCTHF.
  • Deveney Reber, a student at Brigham Young University, leads a discussion on “The Forgotten Brother of Meriwether Lewis: Rueben, the Talented Fur Trader and Indian Agent Along the Missouri.” Hosted by the LCTHF national office.

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