Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment - Photography by Donald Pash
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Lewis And Clark With The Plains Indians

I captured this image at the 2016 Little Bighorn Battle Re-enactment, at the actual site where the battle took place, June 1876. Here is a re-enactment of Lewis and Clark meeting with Plains Indians. Lewis and Clark's meetings with Plains Indians focused on two principal goals. One was diplomatic–to apprise the tribes of United States' sovereignty under the Louisiana Purchase and to explain the purposes of their mission. They also wanted to establish intertribal peace. It is doubtful that many Plains Indians understood the meaning​ of exploration, nor did they grasp the idea of diplomacy outside of trade.