Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery – Part 3

Big White
Mandan Chief Big White

In part three of our series on Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, in the late summer and fall of 1804, the American expedition headed into the lands of the powerful Sioux nation, aiming to reach the Mandan Villages – the home of the Mandan people.

The Corps would encounter four major native American tribes during this phase of the journey, and nearly come into conflict with the powerful Teton Sioux.

They would spend the winter at with the Mandan people, at Fort Mandan, near modern-day Bismarck, North Dakota.

Below is a modern-day recreation of Fort Mandan.

Fort Mandan

The map below shows the expedition’s route up the Missouri.


Images courtesy of Wikipedia.