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Women of the Lewis and Clark Trail

        The eighth section of the World Longest Native American Painting was created in 2016.


  This painting focuses on the people of this iconic trail that signified the growth of the American           West. This new Path to the West was originated by the famous explorers Lewis and Clark.

       They were assisted by the young Native interpreter Sacagawea who helped them negotiate

                                                 with the many tribes they encountered.


Depiction of the tribes represented from Left to Right :


* Takelma :   Agnes Baker-Pilgrim was, until she passed in 2019, the oldest living member of the

                          Takelma Tribe in Oregon. Agnes Baker or Taowhywee was a founding member of

                           the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Her life was

                           enhanced through her Education and her spirituality.


* Klamath : Klamath People are from the Plateau Culture and their reservation is located in 

                     Southern Oregon.


* Umatilla : They are one of the 3 Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indians which includes the

                                    Umatilla, Walla Walla and Cayuse. They are from the Columbia Plateau in

                                    Northeastern Oregon.


* Siletz :   The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians are located on the coast of Oregon.     


* Spokane :  The Spokane Tribe of Indians consider their natural falls and gorges sacred.


* Yakima :    The Yakima Indian Reservation is located in Washington State.


* Nez Perce : Nez Perce were Fishers and Hunters of the historical Lands and Waters of Oregon,

                       Washington and Montana.


* Shoshonee : Sacagawea was the interpreter and guide of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.


* Turtle Mountain Chippewa : The Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation is located in ND.


* Crow : The Crow Indian Reservation is located in Southern Montana.


* Mandan :  One of the 3 Federated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation.


* Hidatsa :  Hidatsa are a Siouan People related to the Crow Nation.


* Arikara :  The Arikara are part of the MHA Federation (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara).


* Osage :  The Osage are historically related to the Kaw, Omaha and other Nations.


* Pawnee :   Central Plains People.


* Kansa :   Related to the Kaw, both are Oklahoma Nations.


* Illinii:   The Illinois Confederation was made of 13 tribes who lived in the Mississippi River



* Ioway :   relocated to the South and West, they began as Woodland People.


* Otoe : Della Warrior became the first female Chief of Otoe. She is now the President of the

                 Museum of Indian Arts and Cultures in Santa Fe, NM     

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