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The Search for Little Bow's Village, Cedar County Nebraska

Author(s): Laura Bender

Year: 2015

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The Corps of Discovery Expedition traveled the stretch of the Missouri River that today divides Nebraska from South Dakota in August of 1804. From their vantage point on the river, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark both note an abandoned Omaha village at the mouth of what is now Bow Creek, Cedar county, Nebraska. The explorers' map identifies the village as having been founded by Omaha leader Little Bow after branching off of the main Omaha tribe. Since the 1940's archeogists have made attempts to relocated this village as described by Lewis and Clark without success. This poster describes a renewed effort to identify the site.

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The Search for Little Bow's Village, Cedar County Nebraska. Laura Bender. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397902)


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min long: -104.634; min lat: 36.739 ; max long: -80.64; max lat: 49.153 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America