It is the product of eleven years of study and collaboration by Nez Perce historian Allen V. Pinkham, who was born into the tribe on Nez Perce soil, and Steven R. Evans, emeritus professor of history at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, who married into the tribe and now lives on the Reservation.
Their book brings the Lewis and Clark story full circle, at last, in the context of those interwoven fabrics of their respective histories. It deserves to be read closely by every serious student of the expedition and the Nez Perce people—the Nimiipuu.
ince January of 2009 the ownership and management of Discovering Lewis & Clark® have been in the hands of the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation of Washburn, North Dakota. Our intention is not only to preserve and maintain the site as it has evolved since it opened in 1998, but also to undertake a series of new initiatives and historical investigations, and to introduce emerging technologies at appropriate times, in pursuit of our mission to make this the most comprehensive and useful Lewis and Clark website on the Internet.
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