Lewis and Clark: Gift of the Mandan Traveling Museum

Lewis and Clark: Gifts of the Mandan is a traveling museum featuring authentic replicas of the artifacts given to Lewis and Clark by Plains Indian tribes during the explorers’ stay at a Mandan village. This collection, around 1805, was eventually shipped to Thomas Jefferson, who was President at the time.

As a bicentennial celebration of the legacy of these artifacts, Larry Belitz was able to recreate many of them to be displayed in a traveling museum. Pictures of this exhibit, taken by photographer Franz Brown, are shown below.