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Near Worden in Yellowstone County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Sign of American Indians

July 24, 1809 Encampment

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
1. Sign of American Indians Marker
Inscription.  Although Clark encountered no American Indians along the Yellowstone, they crossed paths many times, and Clark paid keen attention to signs of their presence. The day before reaching Pompeys Pillar, Clark visited a very large ceremonial lodge built on an island the year before. "it is of a Conocil form 60 feet diamuter at its base built of 20 poles each pole 2 1//2 feet in Secumpheranc (ten inches in diameter) and 45 feet Long built in the form of a lodge & covered with bushes. in this lodge I observed a Cedar bush Sticking up on the opposite side of the lodge fronting the dore, on one side was a Buffalow head, and on the other Several Sticks bent and Stuck in the ground."

" a Stuffed Buffalow skin Suspended fro the Center with the back down. on the top of those poles were deckerated with feathers of the Eagle & Calumet Eagle also Several Curious pieces of wood bent in Circleler form with sticks across them in form of a Griddle hung on tops of the lodge poles other in form of a large Stump." -William Clark, July 24, 1806
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management and National
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2020
2. Sign of American Indians Marker
Conservation Lands.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 45° 59.689′ N, 108° 0.153′ W. Marker is near Worden, Montana, in Yellowstone County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 312 near South 31st Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is on The "Yellowstone River" Walkway at Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3001 Highway 312, Worden MT 59088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Making Canoes, Then and Now (here, next to this marker); Clark's Canoe Camp on the Yellowstone, Archaeology Study (a few steps from this marker); Using Modern Mapping Technology to Help Solve a 200 Year-Old Mystery (a few steps from this marker); Injury Forces a Halt to Build Canoes (a few steps from this marker); Preparations of Continuing the Trip (a few steps from this marker); Transportation: Hoofing It (within shouting distance of this marker); Transportation: Traveling Downstream (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Forks: Clark's Party Splits (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worden.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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