Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
the Council was held
Sergeant Charles Floyd, August 3, 1804
Near here, the Corps of Discovery held its first council, making speeches and presenting gifts to the Otoe and Missouria. Communicating through an interpreter, members of the Expedition believed their messages were clear. But were they?
This meeting was the first of many formal and informal exchanges between members of the Expedition and tribes along the trail. The Expedition crossed the territories of more than 100 American Indian tribes. Oral tradition, passed from generation to generation within tribes, preserves their stories of the Expedition.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 41° 15.918′ N, 95° 55.439′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the National Park Service Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters. 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. Capt. Lewis...will...give us accounts of new things only (a few steps from this marker); endeavor to make yourself acquainted...with...the nations Nature exerted herself to butify the Senery (within shouting distance of this marker); Westwardly by the Waters (within shouting distance of this marker); A River of Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); People, Places, and Stories (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preserving Our Heritage (about 300 feet away); A River of Change (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Omaha.
Also see . . .
1. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Lewis and Clark Expedition Discoveries and Tribes Encountered. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 73 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.