Facts, information and articles about the Lewis And Clark Expedition, an event of Westward […]
Teddy Roosevelt’s Ride to Recovery
As a young man, Theodore Roosevelt traveled to the Dakota Badlands to write, raise cattle and grieve heavy personal losses. He also laid the foundation of his presidency.
Interview with Author Richard Rattenbury
In his latest book, author and firearms expert Richard Rattenbury addresses hunting on the 19th-century American frontier.
Hugh Glass: The Truth Behind the Revenant Legend
Bloody and battered from an encounter with a she-grizzly, old trapper Hugh Glass was eventually left to die by two of his comrades. When he refused to die before exacting revenge, a legend was born.
A Wealthy Frontiersman Had a Town Near Deadwood Named After Him. He Was Later Hanged for Murder.
Bill Gay made $100,000 in gold prospecting the Black Hills of the Dakotas. Then he shot his way to the hangman’s noose in Montana.
Brulé Sioux Chief Spotted Tail
Spotted Tail, chief of the Brulés, fought well, but his diplomatic skills were even better.
Marie Dorion and The Astoria Expedition
The only woman on the 1811-12 overland expedition led by Wilson Price Hunt, Marie Dorion endured more hardships than a more famous female Indian traveler, Sacagawea.
The Corps of Discovery: After the Expedition
Its mission over, the Corps of Discovery disbanded and its members sought their own destinies. Some of them passed from the historical record, but others had adventures that made their experiences with Lewis and Clark seem almost tame by comparison.