Camp Disappointment

Camp Disappointment is the northernmost campsite of the Lewis and Clark expedition, on its return trip from the Pacific Northwest.wikipedia
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Buffalo jump

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The site includes an ancient Indian buffalo jump.
Sites of interest include Head-Smashed-In, Bonfire Shelter, Ulm Pishkun, Madison Buffalo Jump, Dry Island, Glenrock, Big Goose Creek, Cibolo Creek, Vore, Too Close for Comfort Site, Olsen-Chubbuck Bison Kill Site, and Camp Disappointment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Camp Disappointment is the northernmost campsite of the Lewis and Clark expedition, on its return trip from the Pacific Northwest.

Pacific Northwest

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Camp Disappointment is the northernmost campsite of the Lewis and Clark expedition, on its return trip from the Pacific Northwest.

Blackfeet Nation

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The site is on private land within the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Glacier County, Montana.

Glacier County, Montana

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The site is on private land within the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Glacier County, Montana.

Cut Bank Creek

It is located along the south bank of Cut Bank Creek and 12 mi northeast of Browning, Montana.

Browning, Montana

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It is located along the south bank of Cut Bank Creek and 12 mi northeast of Browning, Montana.

Glacier National Park (U.S.)

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Glacier National Park can be seen in the distance.

Canada–United States border

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The modern Canada–United States border with Montana is the 49th parallel north.

49th parallel north

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The modern Canada–United States border with Montana is the 49th parallel north.

Meriwether Lewis

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Captain Meriwether Lewis, George Drouillard, the two Fields brothers—Joseph and Reubin—, possibly five more men, along with six horses, were exploring the Marias River in an attempt to show that the Missouri River watershed extended to the 50th parallel north in order to claim more land for the United States under the Louisiana Purchase.

George Drouillard

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Captain Meriwether Lewis, George Drouillard, the two Fields brothers—Joseph and Reubin—, possibly five more men, along with six horses, were exploring the Marias River in an attempt to show that the Missouri River watershed extended to the 50th parallel north in order to claim more land for the United States under the Louisiana Purchase.

Marias River

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Captain Meriwether Lewis, George Drouillard, the two Fields brothers—Joseph and Reubin—, possibly five more men, along with six horses, were exploring the Marias River in an attempt to show that the Missouri River watershed extended to the 50th parallel north in order to claim more land for the United States under the Louisiana Purchase.

Missouri River

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Captain Meriwether Lewis, George Drouillard, the two Fields brothers—Joseph and Reubin—, possibly five more men, along with six horses, were exploring the Marias River in an attempt to show that the Missouri River watershed extended to the 50th parallel north in order to claim more land for the United States under the Louisiana Purchase.

50th parallel north

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Captain Meriwether Lewis, George Drouillard, the two Fields brothers—Joseph and Reubin—, possibly five more men, along with six horses, were exploring the Marias River in an attempt to show that the Missouri River watershed extended to the 50th parallel north in order to claim more land for the United States under the Louisiana Purchase.

Louisiana Purchase

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Captain Meriwether Lewis, George Drouillard, the two Fields brothers—Joseph and Reubin—, possibly five more men, along with six horses, were exploring the Marias River in an attempt to show that the Missouri River watershed extended to the 50th parallel north in order to claim more land for the United States under the Louisiana Purchase.

Populus deltoides

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Lewis called the site which is shaded by cottonwood trees a "beautiful and extensive bottom".

William Clark

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This part of the expedition split off from William Clark's group at the Great Falls of the Missouri on July 16.

Great Falls (Missouri River)

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This part of the expedition split off from William Clark's group at the Great Falls of the Missouri on July 16.

Blackfoot Confederacy

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On the morning of July 26, 1806 they left the camp to head back and later that day met a party of eight Blackfeet Indians, the first members of that tribe that the expedition had encountered.

Two Medicine River

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Because the conflict occurred near the Two Medicine River, it subsequently became known as the Two Medicine Fight, and would be the only time throughout the entire Lewis and Clark expedition that an encounter with Native Americans resulted in violence on either side.

Two Medicine Fight Site

Two Medicine Fight
Because the conflict occurred near the Two Medicine River, it subsequently became known as the Two Medicine Fight, and would be the only time throughout the entire Lewis and Clark expedition that an encounter with Native Americans resulted in violence on either side.

Great Northern Railway (U.S.)

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In 1925 the Great Northern Railway erected a monument similar to the Washington Monument and a sign 4 mi south of the campsite reached on July 23, 1806.

Washington Monument

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In 1925 the Great Northern Railway erected a monument similar to the Washington Monument and a sign 4 mi south of the campsite reached on July 23, 1806.

U.S. Route 2

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This is near mile marker 233 and several hundred yards north of U.S. Route 2.