An Omaha, Nebraska, resident holds land along the Missouri River, where archeologists are currently digging an encampment from the "Long Expedition."
The expedition took place in 1819, just sixteen years after Lewis and Clark. It is considered by some historians to be the more significant voyage of the two and was the first to be accompanied by scientists.
But for almost two centuries, important information about the expedition has been lost to history. Evidence was destroyed, and the site of their winter camp, where they did their most important work, remained unknown... until now.
Join History Detectives as they head to Nebraska and Pennsylvania to find out more about the relatively unknown story of scientific exploration in the American West and determine the authenticity of this archaeological discovery.
- Related Investigation Mystery Crystal Cross Where did this mysterious religious relic discovered in an old Spanish mission originally come from?
- Also with Wes Cowan Civil War Sabotage? The steamship Sultana exploded one night in 1865, killing more than 1,800 people. Was the disaster a result of Civil War sabotage?
- Also in Season 3 Civil War Soldier Photo Is this the photo of a Civil War soldier actually a woman in disguise?
- Also in Season 3 Szyk Picture Could these be early drawings of America's most influential political cartoonist?
- Also in Expansion: 1801-1861 Carson Family Secrets Is this book a Carson family heirloom?
- Also with Wes Cowan Superman Sketch Is this a WWII sketch from the early days of this comic icon?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.