Collection Items

  • Map
    Carte du Missouri : levee ou rectifiée dans toute son etendue Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Perrin Du Lac, (François Marie) - Perrin Du Lac
    • Date: 1802
  • Map
    [Bend of the Missouri River]. Pen-and-ink. Annotated in pencil: Bend of the Missouri, Long. 101 25ʺ-Lat. 47 32ʺ by Mr. Thomson, astronmer to the N.W. Company in 1798. On verso: A sketch of the north bend of the Missourie River. Gives number of warriors, houses and tents of six Mandan and Pawnee Indian villages in the vicinity of the junction of the Missouri and Knife Rivers. Available also through...
    • Date: 1798
  • Map
    An Indian map of the Upper-Missouri, 1801. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. English. Some place names in Blackfoot. Copied from a map in the London archives of the Hudson Bay Company. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes notes. Map and two sections of notes mounted on paper mounted on cloth. Vault
    • Contributor: Kohl, J. G. (Johann Georg) - Kohl, J. G.
    • Date: 1850
  • Article
    The Exploration and Legacy of the Louisiana Territory - Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase - Digital Collections American Exploration of Louisiana Acquisition and exploration of American lands throughout the first decade of the 19th century began and ended with President Thomas Jefferson. Whether involved in purchasing the Louisiana Territory; promoting national interests or nurturing his own curiosity by obtaining scientific, cultural, and geographic knowledge; or, organizing expeditions by choosing their leaders; planning their goals; and raising public and private funds for...