It is a national group dedicated to keeping the story of Lewis and Clark alive and to stimulating public interest in expedition's journey and the trail they followed.
They have local chapters along the route; meet as a national group every summer at a different spot on the trail (1998 in Great Falls, Montana); and publish a magazine several times a year called We Proceeded On .
But I firmly believe -- as do most expedition scholars I know -- that Seaman made it back to St. There's a fuller discussion about Seaman -- his role in the expedition and adventures on the trail -- on pages 26 and 27 of our companion book.
And even more in a supplemental publication of We Proceeded On , the official publication of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau -- "Little Pomp" to William Clark -- was educated in St.
Louis under Clark's supervision and later became a traveling companion to a German prince, who took him to Europe for five years, where he learned several languages.
This is the place, with its eerie sandstone formations, that Lewis wrote his famous line about "scenes of visionary enchantment." More information about that part of the Lewis & Clark trail is available from Travel Montana, 1-800-847-4868 (1-800-VISIT-MT) or online, at Some additional Clark journals are at the Missouri Historical Society in St. But in many instances, the explorers relied on the skills of George Drouillard, who knew sign language -- a rudimentary way of communicating through gestures, practiced between the many different western tribes who rarely spoke the same language.
Question: Are there still any of the peace medallions?
Baptiste returned to America and for awhile became a mountain (the explorer John C.
Fremont mentions in his journals encountering him.) During the war with Mexico in 1846, Baptiste was hired by the Army to guide the Mormon Battalion from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, all the way to California, where he became a magistrate of San Luis Rey Mission in California after the conflict.