the Council was held

the Council was held (HM1D8H)

Location: Omaha, NE 68102 Douglas County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 15.918', W 95° 55.439'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1D8H
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:26pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 255063 N 4572332
Decimal Degrees41.26530000, -95.92398333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.918', W 95° 55.439'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 55.08" N, 95° 55' 26.34" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 705 Riverfront Dr, Omaha NE 68102, US
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