Meeting the Yankton Sioux Historical

Meeting the Yankton Sioux Historical (HM1WW7)

Location: Yankton, NE 57078 Cedar County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 49.728', W 97° 24.231'

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On August 27, 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition set up its camp for four days downstream from Calumet Bluff. The explorers came across three American Indian boys who told them of a large Yankton Sioux camp nearby.

Knowing that President Jefferson wanted them to establish good relations with Indians, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark held a grand meeting and feast with the Yanktons upstream at Calumet Bluff on August 30-31. They explained the expedition's exploratory purposes and Jefferson's desires for peace. Chiefs Shake Hand and Half Man spoke of the tribe's need for reliable trade. Having establish contact with the Siouan people at Calumet Bluff the Corps of Discovery resumed its trek west.
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August 26-September 3, 1804

Lewis and Clark marked "Calumet Bluff" - named after the French word for a ceremonial Indian pipe - on their 1804 map. Today, Gavins Point Dam is anchored in a remnant of Calumet Bluff. Missouri National Recreational River

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
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HM NumberHM1WW7
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
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Placed ByNational Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 630461 N 4743039
Decimal Degrees42.82880000, -97.40385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 49.728', W 97° 24.231'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 49' 43.68" N, 97° 24' 13.86" W
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Area Code(s)605, 402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 89641-89675 US-81, Yankton NE 57078, US
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