NPS CCS 2006 Grant Awards by StateState by state 2006 Challenge Cost Share Project Descriptions and Awards
$10,000 to the Siouxland Lewis & Clark Committee/Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council for the annual Sgt. Floyd Encampment. Sgt. Charles Floyd died and was buried on August 20, 1804. The grave was visited by the expedition during their return trip on September 5, 1806. The annual Sgt. Floyd Memorial Encampment will take place on August 19-21, 2006 and the gravesite visit on September 4, 2006. The burial reenactment will include the ceremony and inspirational readings. The gravesite program will include five "Tales of the Trail" by members of the Sgt. Floyd Honor Guard portraying Reuben Fields, Private Howard, Floyd's mother, Patrick Gass and Meriwether Lewis.
$6,000 to the Friends of Discovery for a Lewis and Clark Festival. Nationally renowned re-enactors, including American Indian participants, for the 22nd Annual Friends of Discovery Festival, June 9-11, 2006. The presenters will inform and educate attendees. Two educators are scheduled to observe presentations, interview presenters, and edit a curriculum guide to include specific information about the expedition's activities that occurred between from Omaha and Sioux City, mid-July to August, 1804. The curriculum will be targeted for educators who use Lewis and Clark State Park as a teaching laboratory. Selected Boy Scout merit badge and Girl Scout patch requirement sheets will be prepared and posted on internet web pages.
$8,000 to the Western Historic Trails Center in Council Bluffs for the White Catfish Camp Living History Weekend. Diverse learning experiences for the general public, travelers, and residents of the under-served community to learn more about the Voyage of Discovery, its significance to today's world, the impact on the Tribes they encountered and the importance of the Tribes in the success of the mission. The venue provides a prairie, access to the Missouri River, interpretive panels, an exhibit hall, re-enactors, a Corps of Discovery public art sculpture and interpretive programs designed to share the story in a relaxing environment.
$100,000 to the Nez Perce Nation for “The Summer of Peace: Among the Nimiipuu,” one of 15 National Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Signature Events in the U.S. This event is hosted by the Nez Perce Tribe and has extended invitations to over 60 tribes for their participation. This event illustrates the time period that the Corps of Discovery spent with the tribe. It will be a time of inter-cultural healing, story-telling, friendshipping, traditional craft demonstrations and cultural awareness and education for everyone from youth to elders.
$10,000 to the Museum of Winchester History for “Ordway’s Search for Salmon,” Phase II. Phase I, research of the Ordway route tour will be finished and phase II will allow us to: 1) print segment maps for Ordway's trek to the Snake River; 2) design and print a booklet containing our primary research on the Ordway expedition route and the native foods encountered; 3) develop a student handbook on mapping as a standard geography unit for middle school students, using Ordway methodology as our case study; 4) assist with mounting a permanent exhibition of Ordway's Search for Salmon at the Museum of Winchester History under guidance of the Idaho Museum Partnership project team.
$25,000 to the Nez Perce St. Louis Warriors Committee. Traveling approximately 2,000 miles from present-day Idaho, four Nez Perce warriors went to St. Louis in 1831 to the home of William Clark, whom they befriended 25 years earlier in their homeland. Feeling pressure from an encroaching white presence, these warriors sought information on the white man's culture and a greater understanding of the "book-of-heaven." In March 2003, Nez Perce descendants gathered in St. Louis to unveil a granite monument that honors these warriors that died during their journeys. This proposed project will develop an interpretive display on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation in Idaho to retell this amazing story.
$10,000 to the Idaho Humanities Council for its statewide Lewis & Clark Speakers Bureau program which features 12 Lewis and Clark scholars who travel throughout the state to give lectures.
$10,000 to the Hog Heaven Muzzleloaders to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the National Historic Trail in northwest region, and to assist organizations focused on preserving the heritage of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This project preserves the heritage of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by providing the public with well researched Lewis and Clark interpretive events supported by traveling museum/artifact trailers and teams of historical interpreters in Lewis and Clark journal researched clothing and working gear.
$1,500 to the City of Nez Perce to provide long lasting signage for an Arbor Day project. A Ponderosa Pine will be planted to commemorate building Lewis and Clark dugout canoes. Two signs will be put up near the tree to explain the species Ponderosa Pine and events surrounding the building of the dugout canoes.
$20,000 to the Clearwater Economic Development Association. The pristine natural viewsheds characterizing Idaho's Lewis & Clark NHT are threatened by population growth, development, and local lack of understanding about landscape values and protections. The Northwest Passage Scenic Byway parallels the Trail along U.S. Highway 12. Its advisory team would educate byway communities through a facilitated process, using visual landscape simulation models to project landscape degradation based on present trends. The project will empower communities to identify, and develop tools to preserve, sensitive viewsheds on the Byway/NHT corridor before they become irretrievably lost.
$7,000 to the Clearwater Economic Development Association. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and America's Byway Resource Center have identified the Nez Perce story along Idaho's Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail as a pilot project for greater authenticity in interpretation. The Northwest Passage Scenic Byway will provide staff support to the pilot project whose outcome will be to engage the Tribe in a compilation of the piecemeal plans and approaches and consolidate them into an authentic whole.
$4,000 to the Greater Kooskia Chamber of Commerce. The Lewis & Clark Living History Heritage Days will continue to be a Corp II satellite event June 2006 and then an annual event starting April 2007. Final purchases of reproduction Lewis & Clark expedition supplies will be completed and the first annual Long Camp Commemoration Encampment will be established April - September 2007. October - March the encampment materials will be the Lewis & Clark Display within the Lewis County Historical Society Museum. The Heritage Days and Encampment/Museum display will be a lasting legacy to the Lewis & Clark expedition representing both the European and Native American cultures.
$2,000 to North Central Idaho Travel Association Visitor Center Initiative to improve visitor information services and link 40 local/tribal/state/federal visitor centers in the 5-county region. This project will enhance the Initiative in 2006 with a training workshop, development of strategies for long-term visitor center sustainability, and improvements beyond the Bicentennial. In 2005, 54% of visitors to north central Idaho visited a Lewis & Clark site or event, and the Bicentennial was a major reason for the visitation, according to traveler research. More visitors are expected in 2006 for the Nez Perce Tribe National Signature Event.
$3,000 to Lewis and Clark State Historic Site to fund the purchase of period reproductions to develop educational and interpretive programs for the newly constructed Washer Woman's Cabin (WWC) which is an addition to the Camp River Dubois site. Programs developed will center on the minority position of the washer woman and 18th century squatters along the western edge of the Indiana Territory and will bring this interpretation to more than 120,000 visitors and over 200 schools annually to Lewis and Clark State Historic Site. In September 2006, our goal is to have the WWC complete and period reproductions placed for the National Bicentennial Signature Event.
$90,000 to the Going-to-the-Sun Institute for DVD series. Going-to-the-Sun Institute has completed the well-received first DVD in a trilogy of documentaries exploring the little-understood Native American perspective of the expedition; it is currently marketed along the trail and has been adopted by the Montana educational system. We have also compiled 130 hours of oral histories and interviews with Native elders and leaders, as well as archival research, photos, and footage. The fourth phase of the project will focus on script writing, final recording trips, editing and production of the documentaries, and achieving national broadcast and marketing. Our work has already been solicited by Native American Public Telecommunications.
$2,000 to Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point. The heritage of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Native Americans will be preserved by completion of our riverfront green space featuring our Confluence of Nations Plaza and Outdoor Educational Interpretive Pavilion. The project includes purchase of an innovative educational touch-screen system that will withstand outdoor climate changes and be accessible to the park's visitors year around, removal of the old touch- screen to be housed in the F.L. Schlagle Library (site on the National Historic Trail), the purchase of tribal flags for the Native American tribe and flag monument in the Confluence of Nations Plaza, and trail expansion.
$7,000 to Historic Locust Grove. After their great journey to the Pacific, Lewis and Clark came home to Locust Grove on Nov. 8, 1806. Our 2006 Homecoming events will feature a re-enactment of the Expedition's return to family in Louisville, Kentucky. Clark, Lewis, and York visited Clark's sister Lucy's home, Locust Grove, to greet friends and family including elder brother George Rogers Clark, and tell stories and show artifacts from the expedition. The commemoration of the return will include lectures, performances, exhibits, and other interpretive events. Special outreach will assist area school children in experiencing this commemoration of the Expedition.
$95,000 to the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. Following three successful years of reenacting the 200th anniversary of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Discovery Expedition will complete the highlights of 1806 return. With primary focus on education, the reenactment/commemoration will be done in collaboration with premier reenacting groups and American Indian Tribes. The return will be accomplished in five phases: the departure from the Pacific, the "Summer of Peace" in Lewiston with the Nez Perce; dugout trip on Yellowstone, including "Clark on the Yellowstone" and support for Corps of Discovery II; "Reunion at the Home of Sakakawea"; dugouts and white pirogue down Missouri to area events ending with the St. Louis signature event.
$145,000 to the education center for the Jackson County Parks Fort Osage Education Center commemorating the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Clark identified the site in June 1804 and returned in 1808 to supervise fort construction. The Center will enhance the ability of Fort Osage to provide interpretive and educational programming. It will have five major areas: permanent exhibits, temporary exhibits, classroom, auditorium, and curatorial area. This grant application is for partial funding for the design and installation of permanent exhibits. Exhibits will include Native American occupation, Lewis & Clark legacy, and the occupation of Fort Osage.
$50,000 to the Circle of Tribal Advisors of the National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial is requesting funds to support continued meaningful bicentennial involvement of tribes whose ancestors interacted directly with and/or influenced the Lewis & Clark expedition. CCS funding will support all tribal presentations at Corps II's Tent of Many Voices and tribal activities in conjunction with the final two national signature events in August and September 2006. All activities are planned to honor our ancestors and increase cultural awareness and understanding of the tribal nations whose homelands Lewis & Clark traveled.
$100,000 to the NCLCB Circle of Tribal Advisors (COTA) administrative staff and COTA representatives will continue to work in partnership with tribes, the NCLCB, national signature event planners, Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, Corps II, L&C interpretive centers, and other related initiatives, activities, organizations and agencies to provide support and advice on meaningful, significant, historically accurate and culturally appropriate tribal involvement for the purpose of presenting the story of Lewis & Clark from American Indian perspectives. COTA activities will continue to contribute to greater cultural awareness and interest in the tribal nations that Lewis & Clark encountered.
$50,000 to Missouri State Parks has committed to making Van Meter State Park the American Indian Center of Missouri. Visitor center expansion will be completed in January 2006. The focus will be on American Indian tribes present during the Lewis and Clark era in what is now Missouri. Interpretation will emphasize Lewis and Clark's legacy, including Clark's extensive and well-documented post-expedition diplomacy, and lasting effects upon these tribes. Van Meter lies along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and includes the National Historic Landmark Utz Site, a Missouria Indian village. The Van Meter center will promote long- lasting interaction with Missouri's tribes.
$100,000 for the 15th signature event, Lewis and Clark: Currents of Change, focuses on the legacies of the expedition and the tribal nations encountered. Co-chaired by Robert Archibald, Peggy O'Dell, and Bobbie Conner, the signature event includes a symposium exploring the cultural, historical, and environmental aftermath of the Lewis and Clark expedition. In addition, a broad menu of participatory programs encourages the general public, tribal historians and elders, Lewis and Clark enthusiasts, school children, and scholars to explore the consequences of decisions and actions over the past 200 years.
$15,000 for “Lewis and Clark: Remaking the American West.” The purpose of this exhibit will be to educate the public about the crucial role St. Louis continued to play in the wake of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in terms of Indian policy and westward expansion by concentrating on the two central characters of the story: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The exhibit will examine the creation of the territory and its laws, the treatment of African Americans and Indians, and the changes in government policy regarding Indians between 1806 and 1838. This will cover acculturation, coexistence, and the removal policies of Andrew Jackson.
$25,000 to the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center. This project consists of five parts. 1. Native American Exhibit - The exhibit will relate to some of the post-expedition changes in the lives of Natives encountered by Lewis and Clark. 2. Missouri River Exhibit - An exhibit will be added to illustrate changes in the Missouri River since 1806. 3. Return trip exhibit - "The Expedition Returns," will be enhanced. 4. Iron Boat Exhibit - Includes a mock up of the "iron boat" and informational signage about it. 5. Archives Memorabilia obtained as DESC members continue to re- enact the Lewis & Clark Expedition will be archived and displayed.
$3,000 to the Washington Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee for the Osage Project designed to further the educational and cultural exchange between Washington, Missouri and the Osage Nation in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The Osage Tribal Museum Director, Kathryn Red Corn, brings Osage to join in the events in September 2006. Demonstrations of Osage dance, music, dress, storytelling, language, history, foods, games and lodging (a wickiup), as well as historical crafts of horse painting, roach making, finger weaving, ribbon work and bone carving will be done. All events are interactive and involve a wide age of audience participation, allowing a true understanding of traditions, history and knowledge of the Osage today.
$10,000 to the Jefferson City Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Task Force to educate and promote the legacy of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Homeward Bound: "O! the joy!", September 2006, commemorates the triumphant return of the Expedition to Missouri; and welcomes back the Discovery Expedition of St Charles (DESC) who reenacted the journey across the country. The DESC re-enactors and their dugout canoes and pirogue will be on display. The event will include the dedication of a "Corps of Discovery" monument-a tribute from Missouri's citizens and school children. A "living monument", authors, artists, musicians and children's games and art exhibit round out the program.
$10,000 to the City of St. Charles. The City has, for two years, been aggressively involved in the commemoration of this epic exploration. It began with the Signature Event in 2004, which generated 216,000 people and over $5 million in free publicity. This project will recreate the 1806 village of Saint Charles, with a comprehensive living history reenactment. It will contain "daily life" components that have been documented as existing here during the 1806 return. This educational program will be "hands on" and the event area will be within 50 yards of the original village site. The event will greatly enhance our Lewis and Clark legacy.
$175,000 to the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation's goals for 2006 through 2008 include: 1. Collaborate with trail stakeholders in the long term planning for the Trail. 2. Involve American Indians in Foundation programs. 3. Recruit and train volunteers of all ages to preserve and protect the Trail and to ensure that the stories of the Expedition are told accurately and to a wide audience. 4. Make the Sherman Library and Archive's holdings, including past issues of We Proceeded On, accessible online to researchers worldwide. 5. Provide the Foundation Board, staff and chapters with training to expand the Foundation's capacity.
$50,000 to the University of Montana, Center for Continuing Education, Regional Learning Project. "Tribal Perspectives on American History," a two-part film series. In "Tribal Perspectives," Indian people tell another version of history from the one most of us learned in school. Instead of the familiar themes of exploration and manifest destiny, this educational DVD recounts history from the viewpoint of Indian people (online teacher's guide included). The Lewis & Clark Bicentennial provides a rich opportunity for this flipside of "Westward Expansion" to be told. Expansion of the Newberry Lewis & Clark kiosk is also proposed. Part 1 of "Tribal Perspectives" is on schedule for completion by May 2006.
$100,000 for "Clark on the Yellowstone," National Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Signature Event, July 22 - 25, 2006 commemorates the "Untold Story," Clark's journey through the Yellowstone Valley. Three years of planning have resulted in a four-day event packed with unique activities, events and exhibits designed to immerse the visitor in an exceptional historical and cultural experience. In addition to sharing the significance of the Corps travels through the Yellowstone Valley, focus will be on responsible stewardship of natural and cultural resources in the area, the influence and history of Native American culture and preservation of Pompeys Pillar as an extraordinary historic site.
$60,000 to Montana Tribal Tourism. Over the past four years, MTTA has built a solid foundation for tribal participation in Lewis & Clark and tourism events in the state of Montana. Our goals were reached as we built relationships with tribal, state and federal organizations. To keep up the momentum of tribal involvement, MTTA would like to propose a number of legacy activities that will help the Montana tribes maintain and increase tourism opportunities. Legacy activities include: American Indian Arts and Crafts Show, packaged tour of Montana Indian reservations, publishing a Montana Tribal Tourism Directory, overhauling MTTA website to focus on tribal tourism products available.
$100,000 to Pompeys Pillar Historical Association display. Life sized, small encampment as would have been used in 1806. Figures representing family members will be shown around their lodge participating in the life of the camp; along with them will be their animals and possessions. The exhibit will provide viewers with a vision of life on the plains and an appreciation for the people who lived here. It will be particularly important to the thousands of school children in this area who are learning about the cultural heritage of the Native Americans.
$35,000 for “Extending the Lewis and Clark Legacy On-line.” Discovering Lewis & Clark continues to bring the expedition alive to an ever-growing audience on the World Wide Web. Its purpose is to identify issues, values, and visions from the decade of the expedition, to trace their manifestations in the intervening 200 years with eloquence, wit, and passion, and to identify some lessons and meanings for the 21st Century. "Extending the Legacy Online" will add significant new research to the existing presentation, and also reaffirm VIAs's intention to maintain DL&C as a permanent legacy of the bicentennial observance.
$50,000 for Lewis and Clark Soundscapes, Montana Natural History Center. Besides describing the landscapes they explored, L&C also noted natural voices and sounds they heard. Birds singing, wolves howling, frogs croaking and surging ocean waves are just some of the rich natural 'soundscapes' described in their journals. Many of these soundscapes remain today, little changed over 200 years. Nonetheless, today there are no existing interpretive materials to help the public understand and appreciate these unique soundscapes along the L&C NHT. Providing a carefully edited series of recorded natural sounds from selected L&C sites will offer a lasting and 'living' connection for the public. Please see attachments.
$30,000 for “Neither Empty Nor Unknown: Montana at the Time of Lewis and Clark.” This grant will enable Montana's Museum at the Montana Historical Society to produce a variety of initiatives to educate the public about Montana's American Indian heritage ca.1805-06. These programs, school curriculum, tours and publications will support themes in the major exhibition, Neither Empty Nor Unknown: Montana at the Time of Lewis and Clark, opening September 2006. The exhibit portrays the natural environment and indigenous peoples of Montana, using replicated landforms, environmental murals, educational inter-actives, artifact reproductions, and audio components. This effort is the Society's primary contribution to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, and will have long-term benefits for all audiences.
$5,000 to Adventure Cycling Association. When cyclists travel Adventure Cycling's 4,630 mile Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail they mimic the journey made by these intrepid explorers. Riders are immersed in the trail and experience the elements and challenging terrain in much the same way as the Corps of Discovery. Our goal is to update, reprint and give away 3,340 of our Lewis & Clark Trail bicycling maps, which include cultural and natural history, interpretive information and offer educational opportunities. They would be distributed to individuals, libraries, bicycle clubs and bicycle shops to encourage more people to experience the Lewis and Clark journey.
$10,000 to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission of Lewis & Clark County. This funding request is for the design and installation of a Plaza Map, project installation of Phase III, "The Lewis & Clark Montana Experience". This is an interpretive project located in the capital city of Montana, at Helena's Great Northern Town Center. The outside walkway includes etched rivers in the sidewalk, interpretive signs, installations, landscaping, waterfall, and artwork that help visitors "retrace" the Lewis & Clark expedition journey through Montana. The 8 foot, circular, color-coded plaza map will be embedded into concrete, illustrating traditional Indian tribes that inhabited the lands before Lewis & Clark and their locations today.
$9,000 to the Camp Fortunate Chapter, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. The project has four components: (1) the Camp Fortunate diorama, a centerpiece for the Interpretive Center in Dillon, MT; (2) a "cache" of interpretive props to support interpreters along the Trail and locally; (3) archival exhibit cases to display sensitive artifacts such as plant specimens; (4) an archive of Bicentennial material. Together, these four components blend an array of local talents, resources, and capital toward the goal of preserving the heritage of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in southwest Montana by improving interpretive capacity, encouraging tourism and community pride, and preserving Bicentennial stories and materials.
$20,000 to Little Big Horn College. "Ii-chi-wee'iitchee" Project II will be an educational research project that showcases the legacy of Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea and Pompey along with the Hidatsa, Mandan and Crow Tribes through educational presentations in classes, courses, seminars, research based on oral tradition, workshops, power point presentations, and educational curriculum for children and adults. The focus of this project and respective presentations will include oral accounts, tribal history, curriculum, knowledge, native activities, and research of Lewis and Clark; and the Hidatsa, Mandan, and Crow tribes for the purposes of public education, native cultural revitalization, and native language renaissance among the respective tribes.
$10,000 to the Montana Committee for the Humanities Lewis and Clark Speakers Bureau. MCH seeks continued support for its Lewis and Clark Speakers Bureau in the final bicentennial year. Demand for Lewis and Clark programming broke all records in 2005, and should far exceed our ability to fund them through 2006. Support from the NPS will allow MCH to provide speakers to organizations across Montana, including many sites that will be holding and promoting major bicentennial events.
$40,000 to the Beaverhead County Commission. The Camp Fortunate Interpretive Center, and Bicentennial Native Plant Park complex, is designed as a tourist destination where visitors can learn about the Expedition's journey up the Headwaters of the Missouri, the meeting with the Shoshone at Camp Fortunate, the acquisition of horses needed to cross the mountains, and Sacagawea's reunion with her brother and tribe. The Interpretive Center tells the Expedition's story through interactive media, displays, and the botanical narrative of the adjoining Native Plant Park. The Center also serves as a public lands visitor information center for NHT sites on National Forest, BLM, State Lands, and along State Waters.
$30,000 to Little Big Horn College. Create living history Plains Indian encampment representing the Crow Tribe of Montana. Integration of encampment; Indian ways of life from 1805-2006. The encampment space will encompass teepees from the seven districts adorned accoutrements inside the teepees and the district tribal flags, outside the teepees. Presenters, historians, storytellers, demonstrators from all the districts will be scheduled to speak throughout the week. Presentation topics; campfire stories, traditional food preparation, ethno-botany workshops, traditional tobacco use stories, clan system, stories of Lewis, Clark & Sacajawea, explanations of tribal relationships with world water, plants, animals, drumming, powwow dancing, horse racing, horsemanship, arrow throwing, arrow making, astronomy.
$4,000 to the Portage Route Chapter, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. This project creates and installs 3 interpretive signs at the upper portage site at Great Falls, MT. Currently there are no signs at the site.
$3,000 to the Portage Route Chapter, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Share the legacy we have left after the observance of the 200th Anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Speakers committed to date are Robert Bergantino, Rick Graetz, Daniel Botkin, Carolyn Gilman, Castle McLaughlin, and James Holmberg. We will look at the legacy of the trail, both nationally and state, the legacy of the objects connected with the expedition, and the legacy of the written word. This lecture series actually focuses on our stewardship of aspects of the bicentennial observance of this event and the legacy we leave behind while looking forward to the next 100 years.
$10,000 to the International Traditional Games Society. For 15 years, the horsemen of Blackfeet, Kootenai, and other Montana tribes have researched the horse culture competitions of pre-1800's. Through great efforts they have revived many old time races and skill competitions. Umatilla, Nez Perce and tribes in Montana would like to have a "Gathering of the Horse Cultures" during June on the Fort Belknap Reservation to share horse culture knowledge. It is their belief that the old time stories & events could assist their tourism business, resurrect new interest in horse culture, and provide yearly exciting events for Native gatherings. Horse culture knowledge would be digitally recorded for sharing.
$15,000 to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to enhance historical interpretive services by a one-on-one approach, helping visitors to establish a sense of place and significance at Missouri Headwaters State Park. Goals of the Missouri Headwaters State Park Interpretive Plan are to interweave the many stories of the Headwaters area in a way that is cohesive, informative and intriguing; to be flexible enough to address short-term (Lewis & Clark Bicentennial) and long-term needs, while making the least impact on the landscape; to provide visitors a wide range of experiences; to broaden visitors' knowledge and appreciation of the area; and to accommodate crowds and also allow solitude.
$30,000 for Travelers’ Rest Programs and Volunteers. Travelers' Rest marks the location where Lewis and Clark stopped twice on their journey. The campsite was verified in 2002 with the discovery of lead musket balls and a mercury-tainted latrine. The area around Travelers' Rest was also used for centuries as a social and trading center by a variety of Native American tribes. Since opening in 2001, visitation has increased annually, from 3000 in 2002 to more than 25,000 in 2005. This project will bring the lifestyle of the explorers and Native Americans to thousands of Travelers' Rest visitors.
$3,000 for Rivers Across Sweet Grass County Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit tells the story of the plants collected by Lewis & Clark in Montana. It will feature four original plant specimens, on loan from the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. After a summer in Big Timber, MT, the exhibit will travel, using modern-day specimens of the same plants. Visitors will stand in the presence of history. They will learn the challenge of collecting, documenting, preserving and transporting the specimens back to President Jefferson, in 1806. The traveling exhibit will ensure that the heritage of the expedition is preserved into the future and into other communities.
$100,000 to Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota. The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation commemorates, with national and international outreach, the reunion of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery at the homelands of Sakakawea at Fort Berthold Reservation, August 17-20,2006. In cooperation with federal, state, tribal and corporate funding, the 14th of 15 Signature Events builds and memorializes the momentum of the Bicentennial in telling the ancestral story of the shaping of America's diplomacy by descendents who live the story today through oral and treaty histories. The event promises to be a milestone in connecting both attendees and online participants or groups through web-casting and on-going interchanges.
$20,000 to River Peoples Visitor Center Interpretive Exhibit, North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department. Planned expansion of Cross Ranch State Park River Peoples Visitor Center includes classroom, reference and research library, office and interpretive enhancement. Present exhibits cover regional culture and history incorporating Native American occupation, Lewis and Clark and Fur Trade to Settlement. Expansion compliments existing displays, enhances youth programs and expands the Lewis and Clark Expedition story by providing improved visitor information and experiences. Interpretation augments programs and exhibits offered by Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Knife River Indian Villages NHS providing the public a more comprehensive story.
$25,000 for the Sacagawea Symposium, Northern Plains Heritage Foundation. Sacagawea, Native American interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition has become the most celebrated woman in American history, however her role in the expedition and her place in American popular culture has inspired great debate and continued speculaton. The Bismarck Mandan CVB, along with nationally recognized Lewis and Clark scholars will present The Sacagawea Symposium, the first national Lewis and Clark forum that focuses exclusively on Sacagawea. Ten nationally recognized Native American scholars, historians, and other cultural experts will present their perspectives at this four day symposium. The presentations by all Native American speakers will be recorded, transcribed, and published.
$50,000 to the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation. Development, installation and programming for "An American Family: The William Clark Family Collection," a major exhibit on display for 17 months at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Strong multi-cultural themes including women, American Indians and African Americans in society will be examined through programs tied to this remarkable exhibit, comprised of artifacts from the collection of Peyton Clark. Balance of grant will fund an "education outreach legacy," acquiring equipment and tools plus training to extend our Foundation's programs and education mission directly into classrooms across the state and country through interactive distance learning technology.
$5,000 to the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation, “Sheheke’s Homecoming.” This commemorates the 200th anniversary of the day Lewis and Clark camped on the bank of the Missouri River across from the ruins of On-a-Slant Village with Mandan Indian chief Sheheke-shote, who was born there. That night Sheheke told the Americans about the origins of his people and the last days of On-a-Slant. The Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation proposes to create an annual public commemoration of that experience at On-a-Slant,(within Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park)highlighting the diplomacy between the United States and the Mandan nation, which led to permanent peace and friendship between the two nations.
$90,000 to Peter Kiewit Institute. To support the National Park Service (NPS) Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and Corps of Discovery II, the Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) shall continue development of the electronic information delivery systems to allow the public to electronically participate on the Trail. PKI will provide infrastructure for digital archival of stories, cultural, natural resources and historic information through advanced technologies using: -Searchable, web-enabled database for input, update and publication of online and traditional resources. -Geographic information systems (GIS) that will provide geographical navigation to these indexed databases of resources and videos. -Indexed, annotated, and Web-delivered digital videos and links to presentations and interviews.
$50,000 to Friends of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, “Lewis and Clark: The Journey Home.” The Nebraska Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission's mission is to educate and engage people in the legacy of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with an eye toward enhancing cultural relationships with Native Americans. Events will build on existing relationships with the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the four Nebraska tribes. Educating people about the cultural impacts of the Expedition on the Native American's way of life is a major component of the commission'+F29s work. The September 2006 events will focus on education through hands-on activities, art, and history to commemorate the return of the Expedition in Ponca, Omaha, and Nebraska City.
$10,000 to Ponca State Park/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. On August 26th - September 4th, Ponca State Park will host Nebraska's first Lewis and Clark event commemorating the Expedition's return voyage. This event will begin with a four day stop-over of the NPS travel Corps of Discovery II and end with the return trip of the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Missouri. The focus of this grant is to plan and develop other Lewis and Clark activities, exhibits, and events that will coincide with the above attractions. These include: Missouri River History Sym+F58posium, Lewis and Clark Adventure Race, guest speakers, musical entertainment, cookouts, etc.
$28,000 to Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Center. This nature trail and rustic amphitheater will teach first hand the recordings of flora, fauna and scientific discoveries recorded by Lewis and Clark at the direction of President Thomas Jefferson and related to the exhibits of this unique Lewis and Clark Center. The needed picnic area will better serve visitors.
$64,000 to Fort Clatsop Historical Association. The project will complete the construction of Segment 2 (see attached map) and the main trailhead parking of the Fort To Sea Trail at the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park. The Fort To Sea Trail is a 6 1/2-mile trail traversing the landscape that was essential to the Corps' daily life as they wintered at Fort Clatsop in 1805-06. The Trail also effectively expands the visitor capacity of the Fort. Visitors to the Trail will not only learn about the Corps of Discovery, but also about the Native Peoples, natural resources, and other important aspects of the area.
$50,000 to Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. The Wisdom of the Elders Curriculum Project will develop classroom friendly multi-media K-12 curricula for public and tribal schools along the NHT featuring American Indian history and cultural arts. Language arts, social studies, arts, and environmental science curriculum materials will be developed utilizing radio programming and website material developed for Wisdom of the Elders Radio between 2002-2005. Twenty-four hours of programming includes 144 broadcast-quality audio segments featuring exemplary tribal historians, storytellers, artists, linguists, environmentalists, and song carriers from 50+ tribes in Oregon, the Northwest and across America. These will be combined with multimedia materials at our website for classrooms nationwide.
$10,000 to Museum at Warm Springs. As part of the national bicentennial commemoration of the historic encounter between the Peoples of the Columbia River and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the River Eagle Canoe Project will re-introduce the living tradition of canoe-building to the Reservation of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, by constructing three culturally distinct and historically accurate canoes on the grounds of The Museum At Warm Springs. There is widespread Tribal support and enthusiasm for the re-establishment of a canoe-building apprenticeship that will allow elders to teach an ancient heritage to the next generation of teachers.
$5,000 to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Association. This project is directed towards the continued development of first person living history programs for the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park (LEWI) and Columbia River Region. Park employees, skilled trainers and volunteers developed a basic first person program in preparation for the bicentennial at Fort Clatsop using grant funds and assistance from local bicentennial and community volunteers. We want to help nurture this group as an active, independent non-profit with an effective organizational structure and new stories for expanded educational events at the National Park and Historic Trail. We believe it is the only such program on the West Coast.
$20,000 to Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes. Because scattered Native American interpretation resources were recently created, and the newly opened Lewis and Clark National Historic Park needs more and enhanced interpretation, and the unique Pacific Northwest Indian culture, we propose increasing awareness, access, and enhancement of resources by creating recreation and education opportunities by introducing visitors via our canoe used as a platform for a Story Teller, orating the Tribe's unique coastal culture, geography, natural resources, historical relationships with other tribes, natural history, and tribal-specific historic places that the Corps noted, and will post signage tied to a Guidebook for distribution.
$2,000 to the High Desert Museum's two-year-long exhibit presents Lewis and Clark's cartographic and scientific exploration to an area of Oregon off the beaten track of recent commemorative activities. Our project will develop two Discovery Trunks and an associated curriculum to complement the exhibit. One Trunk will travel to schools during the exhibit and beyond, and the other will be part of the exhibit and accompany travels to other venues. The Trunks will ensure that generations of students to come will have a sophisticated understanding of Lewis and Clark's accomplishments and serve as a springboard for further study in history, science, and culture.
$8,000 to Fort Clatsop Historical Association. The project consists of creating a Lewis and Clark Institute to offer a family and adult education and recreation program that uses the new Lewis and Clark National park sites. The goal of expanding upon the previously existing Fort Clatsop Institute to include all Lewis and Clark sites on the Pacific Coast, and promoting the educational program, is achieved by creating a business plan and a course catalog, measurable products. The institute education program would create park stewardship. The public would benefit with quality experiences. It would also enrich the local economy by employing community experts as instructors.
$10,000 to Tamastslikt Cultural Institute. The arrival of Lewis and Clark in the homeland of Cayause, Umatilla, and Walla Walla signaled the beginning of a rapid series of events that would culminate in the creation of the Umatilla Indian Reservation less that 50 years following. This application requests funds to conduct two five day workshops for high school teachers in the summer of 2007 that will provide a comprehensive and cohesive approach to examining how the Corps of Discovery changed history for one relatively small group of people.
$15,000 to Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Game, Fish & Parks Department. Lewis & Clark Historical Legacy project will create a Natural Area Preserve in Rousseau Creek Tribal Park. Rousseau Creek Park is unique for its sweeping vistas of the Cheyenne River valley and the proposed natural area harbors all three dominant species of native Tall Grass (i.e. Big Bluestem, Switch and Indian Grass). This area closely resembles the prairie landscape along with the flora and fauna the Corps of Discovery would have experienced two centuries earlier. This grant will enable the tribe to protect, restore and interpret this area.
$20,000 to Blue Cloud Abbey American Indian Culture Research Center. From the late 1800's to present day; Northern Great Plains Indian events and cultural changes have been preserved in original photographs archived by Benedictine Monks at the Blue Cloud Abbey. Although these photographs depict the land and people after the L&C explorations; the images provide a visual historical record of cultural transformation that occurred as a result of the L&C passing. Building on a 2005 NPS CCS award that helped establish a digital library; 2006 activities will focus on outreach and education through photographic exhibitions and digital photo based educational presentations of Northern Great Plains Sioux people to public schools.
$3,000 for prairie restoration at Spirit Mound. Captains Lewis and Clark and crewmembers stood on top of Spirit Mound and viewed the immense tall-grass prairie. Today, only one percent of that ecosystem remains in North America. Thousands of visitors come to the Mound every year to stand atop the Mound and view the prairie. This planning project will guide our restoration of a prairie with plant diversity much like that viewed by Lewis and Clark. Viewing the multitude of plant and animal species will enhance the visitors' experience of walking in the explorer's footsteps and help them appreciate the tall- grass prairie ecosystem.
$10,000 to Fort Pierre Development Corporation. The National Park Service has been an integral partner during our commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. In 2006, we will highlight the return of the expedition. The Fort Pierre Development Corporation, SD Discovery Center, and local Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation chapter present this cooperative proposal. Our goals include: 1) guiding visitors to significant historic sites now developed and, 2) providing modes through which future generations will study this expedition. Project activities include visitor services, trailhead construction and signage, teacher education, and Chautauqua performances and workshops. Project work is done in collaboration with the Wakpa Sica Historical Society.
$18,000 to The Conservation Fund. The Columbia Pacific Gateway Visioning Initiative will develop a shared regional vision for compatible community and economic growth based on the ongoing stewardship of the region's assets. The Conservation Fund will work with local partners in Oregon and Washington and the National Park Service to foster stewardship of the unique natural, cultural, and historic resources in the region surrounding the new Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. The Fund's Gateway Community Leadership Program will bring together community leaders and public land managers to develop collaborative economic development strategies that enhance the region's sense of place and protect its resources.
$7,000 to Fort Walla Walla Museum for a multi-component program, "Lewis & Clark in Wallah Wallah Country." This project includes implementing program components, printing additional copies of our educational brochure, and providing/promoting educational opportunities to more individuals. We will share local stories of the Expedition and its impact on American Indian people through our legacy publication, exhibits, special events and kidsâ€™ camps. These public services will increase understanding; stimulate thought and discussion; and improve intercultural relationships that will result in better neighbors.
$4,000 for Mid-Columbia Traditional Arts and Music Association (MCTAMA). We will provide a free educational experience on the Corps. of Discovery's arrival at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers in 1805, with a special emphasis placed on programs provided by tribal members for school children and the public. This annual event will take place in Sacajawea State Park and will provide a voice for those people that were here 200 years ago, helping to preserve our local and varied cultures and heritage. Through exhibits, demonstrations, encampments, and living history programs, we will educate school children and the public about life on the river, past, present and future.
$12,000 to the City of Long Beach. This proposal preserves the heritage of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through a collaborative approach to complete the Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail. The City of Long Beach seeks to preserve and protect the historic right-of-way used by Captain William Clark and the Corps of Discovery through the installation of a trail to enhance public access and interpretive stations to disseminate the journey of Lewis and Clark. The City proposes to install a six mile trail from the Port of Ilwaco to the city limits ending at bronze replica of the tree into which Captain William Clark carved his name.
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