Resources & Links:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, "Tracking the Buffalo" activity. Examines both Northern Plains Indian and Euro-American attitudes toward the buffalo.
Tutorial about the Linnaean classification system.
Examples of various animal tracks.
Native Americans and the Environment.
Intertribal Bison Cooperative.
Birds and mammals observed by Lewis and Clark in North Dakota.
Instructions for creating a Venn Diagram.
A resource list of many websites related to Indian languages.
Information about Chinook jargon, including a dictionary.
"History Matters" web site; assists in the teaching of maps.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History site, Lewis and Clark: Mapping the West.
The Academy of Natural Sciences Lewis and Clark herbarium pages.
List of plant descriptors and their definitions, with illustrations.
Images of plants collected by Lewis, developed by the University of Maryland and the Academy of Natural Sciences.
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's site: Lewis and Clark as Naturalists.
History of the Nez Perce Tribe on the tribe's website.
Article: "Restoring Idaho's Bounty: On the Banks of the Clearwater River Meet Two Cultures Coming Together Again to Save Traditions, Habitat and Native Plants"
Nez Perce Historical Park site.
Politics & Diplomacy
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, "Tracking the Buffalo" activity.
U.S. Department of State; information about the Secretary of State.
Preparing for the Trip
Lifelong Learning, The Lewis and Clark Rediscovery Project.
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello website.
US Department of Transportation site - information about the Lancaster-Philadelphia Turnpike.
Trade & Property
Information about the fur traders' way of life, including the history, traditions, tools, and people of the Rocky Mountain fur trade.
Knife River Indian Villages of Stanton, North Dakota National Historic web site.
Teaching With Historic Places lesson- Knife River: Early Village Life on the Plains.
History and culture of the Three Affiliated Tribes: Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara on the tribes' website.