Near Tendoy in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Meriwether Lewis Makes Contact
Lewis and Clark in Lemhi County
Alerted by the Lemhis who has seen Lewis earlier, sixty warriors galloped up, expecting to find enemy raiders. But when the women showed them the gifts they'd received, alarm turned to joy and the explores were welcomed as honored guests.
"I gave these women some beads a few mockerson (sic) awls some pewter looking-glasses and a little paint... I now painted their tawny cheeks with some vermillion, which with this nation is emblematic of peace." - Meriwether Lewis, August 13, 1805
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
Location. 45° 0.228′ N, 113° 37.935′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Warm Springs Road (Forest Road 185) near Back Road (Highway 28), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the Lewis Learns from the Lemhi Shoshone (here, next to this marker); William Clark's Scouting Mission (here, next to this marker); The Withington Caldera (here, next to this marker); Sacajawea Comes Home (here, next to this marker); Rheumatism and Recreation (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Salmon River Mission (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Salmon River Mission (approx. 1½ miles away); First Irrigation Project (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
Regarding Meriwether Lewis Makes Contact. This marker is on the Lewis and Clark National Back Country Byway and Adventure Road. The Byway is a 36 mile loop from Tendoy, Idaho to Lemhi Pass and back to Tendoy over gravel roads with a 4000 foot gain and loss in elevation. There are 10 designated stops with pullouts on the Byway and over two dozen information panels and markers on route. Estimated travel time is about 3 hours.
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.