|The Lewis & Clark National Historical Park is located in both Washington & Oregon. Fort Clatsop is located in Oregon and about 30-40 minutes from Cape Disappointment.|
|Plants of Fort Clatsop|
Many of these plants grow wild around our house, so this was interesting to look at. Also, the kids recently pressed their own plants, so it was fun for them to see pressed plants in a museum.
|A large map showing the Journey of the Corps of Discovery.|
|The Corps of Discovery brought many items with them to trade or give to the local people, including this Jefferson Peace Medal. The Indians along the Pacific were used to traders, though, so their prices were high.|
|Arrival by Stanley Wanlass|
The sculpture depicts Lewis, Clark, a local Clatsop Indian, & Lewis's dog, Seaman.
|Diorama of a beached whale.|
Clark & a few others went in search of a reported beached whale. By the time they arrived only the skeleton was left. The locals had already gotten to it. Clark was able to trade for some much needed blubber and oil.
|Sacagawea & baby, Jean Baptiste.|
I love that they are surrounded by the old growth forest. I am not sure if this was a life size model of Sacagawea. If it was, she was not a very tall woman.
|There was a man showing how they turned animal skin into clothes. It is quite a process. I tell ya, it's much easier just to go to the store to buy our clothes.|
|The 2 things somewhat in the middle of this photo are sinew. Sinew is animal tendons that Native Americans used as thread.|
|Traditional Native American tools made from animal bones.|
|An interpretation of a scene at Fort Clatsop.|
|Sacagawea, her husband & baby stayed in this room. My boys were impressed that a bear skin was large enough to fill the entire bed. They weren't as impressed with the baby carrier when I showed it to them.|
|The other side of the room served as a sleeping area.|
|Lewis & Clark each had their own bed and a small amount of storage. Notice the cedar hat on the right. These were typical of the Chinook/Clatsop Indians. The Corps of Discovery also wore them to protect themselves from the rain.|
|The flagpole in the fort.|