(2) Lewis & Clark Subjects

George Shannon: Youngest Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by Bill Hayes

Hayes presents the story of the Lewis & Clark Expedition through the eyes of its youngest member, George Shannon. In full costume, he shares his experiences that he had on the journey to the Pacific Ocean and highlights some of the adventures (and misadventures) of the expedition party. At the end of the presentation, Hayes steps out of character to give the audience “the rest of the story” about Shannon.

Corps of Discovery in Song and Story

by Michael F. McDonald

Through original songs and stories, McDonald leads a lively celebration of the challenges and adventures faced by the members of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery.

Wahtohtana hedan Nyut^achi mahin Xanje akipa (Otoe and Missouria Meet Big Knives)

by Matthew "Sitting Bear" Jones

This program examines the first and second meetings that Lewis and Clark held with the Otoe-Missouria nation. Through the Otoe-Missouria nation’s oral history this program examines the perceptions they had of these new wan^sige ska (white people). It also looks at the historical repercussions that the Otoe-Missouria experienced after this first contact and what the tribe thinks about this historical meeting today.

Lewis and Clark: What Was Their Value Worth? --Seaman, York, Sacagawea and Pomp Stories

by Renae M. Hunt

The Corps of Discovery was a fascinating group of individuals. But there were four members of the corps that were “valuable” but not paid. Hunt discusses these four members and tells stories of their adventures. She also dispels a few myths about these members. This program is appropriate for all ages.

Lewis and Clark Meet the Sioux

by Joyzelle Gingway Godfrey

A family on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation in South Dakota is descended from Meriwether Lewis according to their oral family history. Using the event descriptions from the personal journal of Lewis and the material collected by Ella Deloria of the historical society of the Sioux, we explore the possibilities for such a liaison.

Medical Care on the Lewis and Clark Voyage of Discovery

by Dr. Richard Fruehling

Fruehling reviews the state of medicine at the time of the Expedition and the medical treatments employed by Lewis and Clark. Over the 28 months and the 8000 miles of their journey, only one man died. The men of the Expedition encountered many medical problems. The Commanders treated many of the Native Americans along the way. This program is for grade 9 through adult.

George Drouillard: Hunter, Interpreter and Sign-Talker for Lewis and Clark

by Darrel W. Draper

In full expedition costume and voyageur accent, Draper combines history and acting ability to portray the life of Lewis and Clark’s most valuable expedition member.  Half French and half Shawnee Indian, this expert hunter, Indian sign talker and wilderness woodsman was called upon by the two captains whenever they needed a nearly impossible task to be completed. The audience will relive the humor, dangers, miracles and hardships of the expedition and receive a rare glimpse of how Shawnee spirituality contributed to the success of this amazing story of human perseverance and voyage of western discovery.