Moving Through Shoshone Territory

Open Discussion Questions:

Which set of tribes would you want to encounter and why? The Souix Nation, The Hidatsa, The Shoshone?

Meriweather Lewis disliked Native American Indians:

Lewis’s speech to the Otoe tribe, he did not respect the Native Americans at all. He addressed them as “children” at least ten times in the short speech that he gave. He also said that if the Natives disobeyed, they would “… consume you as the fire consumes the grass of the plains.”