Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
People, Places, and Stories
The joint efforts of many individuals and groups – among them military men and scientists, a president and an enslaved man, French-speaking boatmen and American Indians, women and men – determined the fate of the Corps of Discovery. Today, more than 100 groups work with the National Park Service to share the stories of the Expedition and to preserve the resources of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Partners include a diverse group of federal agencies, tribal nations, state and local entities, and even private land owners. Many voices tell the stories of the Trail. To hear them all is to hear the true story.
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail stretches across 11 states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
The lands of more than 40 tribal nations – from the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska to the Clatsop/Nehalem Confederated Tribes in Oregon – are on or near today’s Trail.
Seeing the vistas beheld by Lewis and hearing the same rushing rivers Clark heard connect us to our history. The National Park Service and its partners work to protect the remnants of what the Corps described.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 41° 15.881′ N, 95° 55.47′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Click for map. Marker is near the entrance to the National Park Service Midwest Regional Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha NE 68102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Preserving Our Heritage (here, next to this marker); Nature exerted herself to butify the Senery (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Lewis...will...give us accounts of new things only (within shouting distance of this marker); Westwardly by the Waters (within shouting distance of this marker); endeavor to make yourself acquainted...with...the nations (within shouting distance of this marker); the Council was held (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A River of Hope (about 400 feet away); Labor (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Omaha.
Also see . . .
1. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. (Submitted on July 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • African Americans • Environment • Exploration • Native Americans •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.