Near Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lewis and Clark Campsite
July 27, 1804
Lewis and Clark had been trying to contact Indians who lived in the area. On July 28 one of the hunters "brought in a Missouri Indian who resides with the Otteauz, this Indian & 2 others were Hunting in the Prarie their Camp is about 4 miles off." On August 3 the explorers met with the leaders of the Oto and Missouria tribes at a site they named "Council Bluff," near present Fort Calhoun, Nebraska.
Erected by Nebraska State Historical Society, National Park Service. (Marker Number 340.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 41° 21.513′ N, 95° 57.106′ W. Marker is near Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker can be reached from Dodge Park Road 0.6 miles east of John J. Pershing Dr.. Touch for map. Located inside NP Dodge Memorial Park. Follow the signs towards the campsite to find the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha NE 68112, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Lisa (approx. one mile away); John Pierrre Cabanne's (approx. one mile away); The Road to Zion (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Florence Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Florence Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Mormon Pioneer Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); A Meeting House for the Saints (approx. 1.2 miles away); From Indian Lands to the Golden Gate (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omaha.
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Notable Persons • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2008, by Michael James of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 1,715 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on May 24, 2008, by Michael James of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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