Lewis & Clark's Cane
A Minnesota man has an old wooden cane that has been in his family for as long as he can remember.
The family tale is that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark gave the cane to his ancestor in return for assistance they received during the famous Corps of Discovery expedition.
Is it possible that the family legend is true? Was this cane a gift from Lewis and Clark?
History Detectives attempts to find out if the owner of the cane is related to this early St. Louis fur trader.
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