August 3 and 4, 1804On August 3 Lewis and Clark held a council with the Oto and Missouria Indians at a site they named "Council Bluff," near present Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. It was the first of many councils they would hold on their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Following the council, the explorers moved upriver, camping south of today's community of Blair. Besides describing the council, Clark's journal notes the merits of "Council Bluff" as a location for "a Trading establishment & fortification." In 1819 the army established Fort Atkinson. From the Indians and "Mr. Faufong, the interpeter," they learned that it was a 25-day journey to Santa Fe.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series, and the Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society series.|
|Placed By||Nebraska State Historical Society, National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:35pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 739334 N 4602111|
|Decimal Degrees||41.53488333, -96.13105000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 32.093', W 96° 7.863'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 32' 5.58" N, 96° 7' 51.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 900-998 US-75, Blair NE 68008, US|
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