The Search for Lewis and ClarkLectures Present Many Sides to Historic Journey
The bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition will be celebrated during the 2003 UW Alumni Association/College of Arts and Sciences Fall Lecture Series, "In Their Footsteps: Modern Traces of Lewis and Clark" which will be held on four Tuesdays beginning Oct. 14.
The guest speakers are UW faculty who will talk about the history of events leading up to the expedition; its impact of the expedition on the Pacific Northwest; information about the interactions with American Indians; the detailed accounts of previously undocumented Pacific Northwest flora and fauna; and the search for settlements sites of the expedition.
American Indian guides Scajawea (pointing) leads Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their expedition to the West in this detail from E.S. Paxson's 1912 paiting, "Lewis and Clark at Three Forks". At left, Paxson also depicts Clark's African American slave, York. Courtesy of the Montana Historical Society.
The first lecture on Oct. 14, features History Department Chair John Findlay, who will talk on "The Significance of Lewis and Clark in Pacific Northwest History."
On Oct. 21, Alexandra Harmon, professor of American Indian Studies, is the featured speaker. Her talk is "Indians After the Lewis and Clark Expedition: 'Part of the White Man's History?'"
On Oct. 28, Julie K. Stein, divisional dean of research and professor of anthropology, will talk about "Archaeological Traces of Lewis and Clark."
And on the series finale Nov. 4, Biology Professor Richard Olmstead will address "Lewis and Clark and the Natural History of the Pacific Northwest: 200 Years and Counting."
The UW Fall Lecture Series will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4 in 130 Kane. Series tickets cost $45 for UWAA members or A&S Dean's Club members, $55 general and $20 students. Single tickets may be purchased beginning Oct 1. Five dollars of each series pass supports student scholarships in the College of Arts and Sciences. Patron tickets are available for $110 and include reception and preferred seating.
The series is presented by the UW Alumni Association and the College of Arts and Sciences. These history lecture series usually sell out; single tickets may not be available. For reservations, call the UWAA at 206-543-3839 or visit the Fall Lecture Series site.