Images from the Trail


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A replica of the "Chief's coat" which was given to Indians determined by Lewis and Clark to be leaders during their travels on the Trail. This coat hangs in the encampment of reinactors in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Mark Kennally of Omaha, Nebraska portrays Lewis and Clark artillerist Alexander Willard during a reenactment in Sioux City, Iowa as part of the official Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemorations in August 2003.

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Ashley Lee, 16, Lakota/Assiniboine from Eagle Butte, South Dakota patiently waits for her hair to be braided before dancing at the 199th Annual Harvest festival on the Omaha reservation in Macy, Nebraska.


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George Reed, Crow Tribal historical preservation officer for the tribe, teaches his grandchildren how to care for the family horses during the annual Crow Fair on the Crow Reservation in Montana in August 2003.

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Jude Falin gets roped by buddy Nelson Baker at the Ft. Berthold powwow in Newtown, North Dakota in August 2003. They practice roping to "snag girls."


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Cynthia Grant, Omaha from Macy, Nebraska makes frybread for her family's Indian taco stand at the Harvest Festival.


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Cynthia Grant produced an eerie "face in the frybread" at her family's Indian taco stand. Is is Elvis or maybe Mr. Bill?

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Grand entry during the 199th annual Harvest Festival on the Omaha reservation in Macy, Nebraska in August 2003.


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Serene Thin Elk, Lakota, plays her traditional flute near the banks of the Missouri River in Vermillion, South Dakota.

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Left to right Keishi Big Lake, 6, Kyle Reed, 6, and Henry Reed, 8, watch a Disney movie inside the Reed family tipi at the annual Crow Fair on the Crow Reservation in Montana in August 2003.

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Left to right: Keishi Big Lake, 6, Kyle Reed, 6, and Henry Reed, 8, watch television in the Reed family tipi at the annual Crow Fair in Montana.


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George Reed kills one of many snakes during the August 2003 Crow Fair at his family's campground on the Crow reservation in Montana as his family stands safely on chairs.

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Left to right: Cole Brings Plenty, 6, and Seven Annis, 7, help raise money for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes' boxing team on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota.


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Cole Brings Plenty, 6, comes on in full boxing gear to help raise funds for the tribe's boxing team on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

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Micoda Little Eagle, 5, tells us that his brother, Jarrod (on his right) is three years old. The Little Eagle family, Lakota/Pueblo are from Kansas City and came up to enjoy the 199th annual Harvest Festival in Macy, Nebraska on the Omaha reservation August 2003.


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Rubin Kent plays traditional flute as his mother, Viola listens in her kitchen on the Iowa reservation in Kansas.

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Iowa Indian Rubin Kent gestures with a machete to indicate where his and the Sac and Fox tribes will hold their Lewis and Clark signature event during the commemoration along the Missouri River on the Iowa reservation.

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Rubin Kent, Iowa tribe, triumphantly proclaims” I claim by right of discovery!" as he pulls in an abandoned fishing line with a turtle on the hook. Kent released the algae-covered turtle in the Missouri River on the Iowa reservation in Kansas.

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Iowa Indian Rubin Kent checks out his stand of traditional Indian corn on the Iowa reservation in Kansas.

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Acres of sunflowers surround the Ft. Berthold reservation in North Dakota.

 

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