Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country: Start Here

A companion resource guide for the traveling exhibit curated by The Newberry Library and made available by the American Library Association


Image of William Clark

Image of Merriweather Lewis

Welcome to the Marquette Libraries' resource guide for Lewis and Clark. Use the blue tabs above this box to discover a wealth of materials that support research related to the traveling exhibit. Please ask questions--before, during, or after the exhibit, using the quick links at left, or directly to the exhibit coordinator, Bill Fliss, 414-288-5906.

William Clark (left); Meriwether Lewis (right). Photo Credits: Independence National Historical Park

Exhibit March 14 to April 27, 2012

Cover illustration from Lewis ↦ Clark and the Indian Country

The national traveling exhibit "Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country" will be at Marquette University's John P. Raynor, S.J., Library from March 14 to April 27, 2012. Organized by the Newberry Library and the American Library Association's Public Programs Office, the exhibit tells the story of the historic 1804-1806 expedition from the point of view of the Indians who lived along the route. The exhibit draws upon original documents from the Newberry Library, Washington State Historical Society, Minnesota Historical Society, and other repositories.

The exhibit will be located in the lobby of the John P. Raynor,. S.J., Library at 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee during all library hours. In conjunction with the exhibit, organizers have scheduled several public programs at Raynor Library, each beginning at 4:30 p.m.

February 7. Brenda Child (University of Minnesota) "Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community."  Raynor Library Conference Center

March 29. Frederick E. Hoxie (University of Illinois) "Getting a Bicentennial Right: Who Cares?" This official kick-off lecture for the exhibit will be held in the Prucha Archives Reading Room (Raynor Library 3rd floor) and followed by a public reception for the traveling exhibit.

April 25. Herman J. Viola (Curator Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution) "The View From the River Bank." Raynor Library Conference Center.

More details about the exhibit, lectures, library hours, and parking are found here. All programs are free and open to the public.  The exhibit requires no prior arrangement; for the lectures, members of the public without a Marquette ID should telephone the library archives to pre-register: 414-288-7256.