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"The Awkward Tourists: Lewis and Clark visit the Snake and Clearwater Rivers"

The North Central Idaho Speaker's Bureau presents the Confluence of History lecture series. Chuck Raddon will present "The Awkward Tourists: Lewis and Clark visit the Snake and Clearwater Rivers," tales about people and events when some visitors' behavior was not always appreciated. Lewis and Clark spent a few weeks along the Clearwater and the Snake rivers while westbound in 1805 and again on their return trip the next spring. They were living off the land and required a lot of guidance from their Indigenous hosts. When near present day Lewiston, there were several incidents that tested the patience of both the travelers and the residents. Chuck Raddon's presentation will cover some of those contacts and where they happened. There also will be a tour over the same grounds the following day, Sunday, for those willing to spend the time to visit the sites. Sunday’s tour starts at 9 a.m. at the Red Wolf marina parking lot. Bring your car and lunch. After a brief discussion, we will head up the river stopping at a few key sites where there is enough parking. We will only get as far up river as Peck by afternoon. Chuck Raddon, from Orofino, has been one of the local Lewis and Clark nuts for 35 years. He is a forester by training and has spent his final 10 working years in the management of the Lewis and Clark trail across the Clearwater National Forest. After retirement he expanded his interest in Lewis and Clark and was the organizing president of the Clearwater-Snake Bicentennial planning group, then served 10 years as president of the Idaho Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. To reserve a physical seat at the library, call the museum at (208) 743-2535 or email Mary at npccurator@gmail.com. The Zoom link for viewing at home is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82891260280? pwd=NFBOR2Njc1dNNEkvTTNnRmt3aUx0QT09 Passcode: 382286. No Zoom advanced registration is needed.

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