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Unformatted text preview: Lewis and Clark among the Indians. James P. Ronda showed the conflicts between Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the rest of their expedition and the native people in Louisiana in his book Lewis and Clark among the Indians. The goal of the Lewis and Clark expedition was to travel the Missouri river and explore the area that was west of the Mississippi river. The area was bought by Thomas Jefferson from France. The expedition of Lewis and Clark left from St. Louis in September of 1806. They knew that they would be making contact with the native people and Jefferson gave these instructions to Meriwether Lewis, “In all your intercourse with the natives, treat them in the most friendly and conciliatory manner which their own conduct will permit.”(Page 1) Jefferson also gave Lewis and Clark medals of peace and friendship to be given to the chiefs of the native tribes. This was not an expedition of war, but some of the native people were very suspecting of them. The expedition was also suspecting of them. The expedition was also suspecting of them....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course AMH 3102 taught by Professor Beloavack during the Spring '08 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.
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