endeavor to make yourself acquainted...with...the nations

endeavor to make yourself acquainted...with...the nations (HM1D89)

Location: Omaha, NE 68102 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 15.922', W 95° 55.454'

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Thomas Jefferson's instructions to Meriwether Lewis, June 20, 1803

In August 1804, members of the Expedition visited villages like this one, homes to the Otoe and Missouria who lived in what is today Omaha. Planning to invite these tribes to a council, or meeting, the explorers found the villages deserted. The tribes had left to hunt buffalo.

Through their journeys, the men of the Expedition held formal councils with the tribes they met. Jefferson instructed the explorers to make themselves "acquainted...with...the nations," to note the "articles of commerce [the Indians] may need or furnish," and to prepare descriptions of "food, clothing, & domestic accommodations."

The explorers met with tribes for reasons of trade, ethnography, and diplomacy. They also relied on American Indians for information, food, and clothing.
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HM NumberHM1D89
Series This marker is part of the Lewis & Clark Expedition series
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 255042 N 4572340
Decimal Degrees41.26536667, -95.92423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.922', W 95° 55.454'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 55.32" N, 95° 55' 27.24" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 705 Riverfront Dr, Omaha NE 68102, US
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