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Natural Lands, Native Peoples: Images of the American Frontier

Marks the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which has a special meaning to St. Louis as the historical gateway to the West. The Mercantile Library's large collection of western art will provide the images for the digital project. Paintings by George Catlin and Charles Deas will be included, as will texts by Karl Bodmer, Henry Lewis, and others.

Originally submitted by: Christopher S. Bond, Senator.

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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