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.
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