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Blackfeet ~ Lewis & Clark Symposium

Enjoy the Cut Bank River through Blackfeet Country, the scene of the last 2.5 miles of Meriwether Lewis' trip before reaching the turning point of Camp Disappointment, the northernmost point of the expedition. With funding assistance from the Montana Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission and the Circle of Tribal Advisors, the Blackfeet Nation hosted a four-day symposium on the Blackfeet Reservation on July 26-29, 2006. See the detailed daily agenda in Portable Document Format (PDF - 4MB).

The symposium provided a setting for local perspectives on the expedition that traversed through Blackfeet Country 200 years ago and culturally related activities throughout the four days. The host site was the mini arbor next to the Museum of the Plains Indian, located at the Junction of US Highway 2 and Montana 89 in Browning.

Camp Disappointment historic site is marked by a monument erected by the Great Northern Railway in 1925 and a sign at milepost 233 on US Highway 2 between Browning and Cut Bank, which is four miles directly south of the actual camp site reached on July 23, 1806.

The Two Medicine Fight Site, where Lewis encountered members of the Blackfeet Tribe (Pikuni), is about 25 miles southeast of Browning on the eastern edge of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

For further detailed information please click here (PDF - 4MB).



Corps of Discovery II: 200 Years into the Future, the mobile exhibit led by the National Park Service to commemorate the Bicentennial of the original Lewis and Clark 1803-1806 Expedition.

The Corps of Discovery II: 200 Years into the Future, the mobile exhibit led by the National Park Service to commemorate the Bicentennial of the original Lewis and Clark 1803-1806 Expedition, was in Browning, Montana from July 7 - 10, 2006 and was hosted by the Blackfeet Nation at the Museum of the Plains Indian. Cultural and historical presentations were hosted by local Blackfeet members.



"Blackfeet recollections differ from those
recorded in Lewis' journal"

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