Historic Missouri Valley
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 42° 49.720 W 097° 24.260
14T E 630422 N 4743023
Lewis and Clarks travels.
Waymark Code: WMG0E
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 06/30/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 29

During their exploration of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, Lewis and Clark held councils with the Ponca, Omaha, and Sioux Indians inhabiting this region. The council with the Sioux occurred August 28-31, 1804, at Calumet Bluff, now the southern abutment of Gavins Point Dam. By 1857, the Ponca and Omaha tribes had signed peace treaties and had been removed to reservations, but peaceful relations with the Sioux were still some years distant. In 1862-1863, General Alfred Sully, provisioned by steamboat, campaigned against the Sioux in Dakota Territory. Many local inhabitants took part in the expedition as members of the Second Regiment, Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry, leaving the Northern Nebraska settlements unprotected. On July 23, 1863, Indians, alleged to be Sioux, invaded the area, killing the children of Henson Wiseman who lived near present-day Wynot, Nebraska.

Steamboats, which first ascended the Missouri in 1819, carried military personnel, provisions, miners to the Montana gold fields, and settlers to their new homes. Today the churning steamboat has given way to pleasure boats as the Missouri yields her power to flood-control reservoirs.
Marker Name: Historic Missouri Valley

City: no

Roadside: no

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