August 3, 1804
- Council Bluff site,
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park,
Nebraska, Lewis and Clark gave
out peace medals to the Otoe and Missouri
August 20, 1804
Sioux City, Iowa
- The only member
of the Corps of Discovery to die on the
expedition, Sgt. Charles Floyd succumbed to
what is now believed to have been
appendicitis. The military funeral was
conducted by Capt. Lewis.
August 22, 1804
Elk Point, South Dakota. First vote
west of the Mississippi River.
August 23, 1804
- One mile southeast of
Vermillion, South Dakota. A wide
variety of wildlife was sighted on this day;
Joseph Field killed the expedition's
August 25, 1804
Lewis, Clark, Ordway,
Shields, Joseph Field, Colter,
Bratton, Labiche, E. Cann,
Warfington, Fraser and
Spirit Mound, seven miles north of
Vermillion, South Dakota, said by
Indians to be a place of evil or mischievous
August 30, 1804
Calumet Bluff, at modern Gavins Point Dam,
South Dakota - A council was held
with the Yankton Sioux at which Clark made a
speech and distributed presents and peace
- August 8, 1805
Sacagawea created a stir of
excitement when she recognized
- August 12, 1805 -
Lewis went up to Lemhi Pass. Lewis was the
first U.S. Citizen to cross the Continental
- August 13, 1805- Lewis camped
near modern Tendoy, Idaho,
Clark was west of Dillon, Montana.
Lewis and his party accidentally happened
onto a native woman and two girls.
August 17, 1805 - Clark, leading the
majority of the Corps, did not arrive at a
pre-arranged rendezvous point when expected.
In desperation, Lewis sent
George Drouillard and several
Indians to search for him.
-   August 18, 1805- Near
Tendoy, Idaho - On this, Lewis'
31st birthday, he regreted the hours he
spent in indolence and swore to accomplish
something for the good of mankind. Presents
were given to the Shoshoni, who began to
bring in horses for the explorers.
August 20, 1805-Lewis made a cache
for the superfluous baggage.
Lewis and Clark Commemorative
Events & Happenings
August 3 - 4, 2013: Living History Weekend at
Atkinson State Historical Park, Nebraska.
August 10, 2013 from 9 am - 1 pm: Sulphur Springs Trail Hike leaving from the
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center,
Great Falls, Montana. Join a member of the Interpretive Center staff
for a guided hike over the Sulphur Springs Trail. Water from Sulphur
Springs proved vital in treating Sacagawea's illness during the 1805
portage at Great Falls. Hear more about this unique site and the flora
and fauna of the Missouri River corridor. This is a moderately challenging 3.6 mile hike, about 3.5 hrs.
Children welcome with adults (No Strollers). FREE but call for
advance registration,406 -727-8733.
August 11 - 14, 2013:
Yellowstone Boat Float.
August 16- 18, 2013:
Glass Pow Wow, Kamiah, Idaho. Native Dance and Music,
vendors, fun for the whole family. Living History. August 16-18 2013:
THE SALTMAKERS RETURN
to Seaside, Oregon. The annual 48-hour program on the beach in Seaside
where The Corps of Discovery makes salt and trades with visitors. For more
information contact the