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By Rick and Susie Graetz
University of Montana Department of Geography 

This is Montana: Montana's Greatest Wonder: The Missouri River (Part 4 of 5)


Last updated 11/28/2018 at 11:24am

Rick and Susie Graetz

The Missouri River carves its way through a portion of the White Cliffs region.

On June 16, 1805, Captain Clark of the Corps of Discovery – with an extremely ill Sacajawea accompanying him – halted below the confluence of Belt Creek and the Missouri River ("portage creek," to the Corps), setting up what would become the base camp for their month-long assault around the "great falls." As part of Meriwether Lewis's effort to cure the young mother, he used the water of a...

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