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Meriwether Lewis Clark He was the grandson of William Clark who was made famous through the Lewis and Clark Expodition. He was the founder of the Louisville Jockey Club and an architect to Churchhill Downs which is where the Kentucky Derby is ran every year. He is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Ky.
Indian "Commission" Signed by William Clark. Presented to the chief soldier of the Omaha Nation.This 1815 Indian commission was signed by William Clark of Lewis and Clark Expedition fame. Clark was appointed governor and superintendent of Indian affairs of Missouri Territory in 1813. The commissions and medals were diplomatic symbols meant to signal the government's desire for peace and friendship. Indians highly prized the commissions even though they could not read them.
Spirit Mound, famous for a visit from the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804, is held sacred by several Native American tribes. It is approximately 8 miles north of Vermillion on South Dakota Route 19, is a natural hill that rises from a plain covered by glacial till. Spirit Mound has taken on a variety of cultural meanings that reflect the beliefs of the diverse peoples that make up the American population. It is an important point of contact between the American Indians and Euro-Americans.
Mount Jefferson is the second highest mountain in Oregon and named in honor of US President Thomas Jefferson by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Jefferson's craggy, deeply glacially scarred appearance is especially beautiful and photogenic, and the peak has frequently served as a backdrop for automobile and alcohol advertisements. #Oregon
Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence (1776) and the 3rd President of the United States (1801–1809). Elected president in what he called the "Revolution of 1800" he oversaw a peaceful transition in power, purchased the vast Louisiana Territory from France (1803), and sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806) to explore the new west. He decided to allow slavery in the acquired territory, which laid the
Stephen Ambrose Although not born in Montana, Ambrose spent a great many years here beginning with his family’s vacations in the 1970s. The famous historian, known most widely for his work on WWII and his seminal work on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Undaunted Courage, had a home in Helena for many years.