Lewis & Clark, and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Tour: July 08 - 17, 2019
BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES - INTELLECTUAL CONTENT - FUN ADVENTURE
Your tour begins in Bozeman Montana a beautiful city close to one of the enterances to Yellowstone National Park. Imagine your first evening at a hilltop overlooking where three marvelous rivers come together to form the “mighty and heretofore endless Missouri” Lewis and Clark accordingly agreed to honor President Jefferson, Secretary of State Gallatin and the Father of our Constitution here, naming these rivers. As the sun sets, listen to Allen Pinkham as he recites the Nez Perce creation story with the rise of the moon painting the same silhouettes Lewis & Clark saw. At tours end you get to visit this birthmark but in the meantime you have many rivers to visit and play in and the Continental Divide to explore.
Allen Pinkham (Nimiipuu (Nez Perce)), great, great, grand nephew of Chief Joseph and descendant of Red Bear mentioned in the Lewis & Clark Journals, will be with you for the duration of your tour. Author of Salmon and His People, and co-author of Lewis & Clark Among the Nez Perce with Steve Evans, Allen is a strong advocate for the environment, wildlife, fisheries and the wilderness. Currently Allen is working on a project to restore the condor to the State of Idaho and was instrumental in the National Museum of the American Indian at Smithsonian Institution. Allen is a gifted tribal storyteller. He shares creation, coyote and Stoneface stories, and legends about travel. He likes to share stories about elders, Red Bear, Cut Nose, Timothy Whaitits, Red Moccasin Tops, Nez Perce meeting with the Nez Perce and of course Chief Joseph.
Rose Ann Abrahamson (Lemhi Shoshone) is
a great, great grand niece of Sacajawea and a descendant of Chief Tendoy. She is fluent
“Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure
finds you.”– Ewan Mcgregor
“Once in his life a man ought to concentrate his mind upon the remembered earth. He ought to give himself up to a particular landscape in his experience; to look at it from as many angles as he can, to wonder about it, to dwell upon it. He ought to imagine that he touches it with his hands at every season and listens to the sounds that are made upon it. He ought to imagine the creatures there and all the faintest motions of the wind. He ought to recollect the glare of the moon and the colors of the dawn and dusk.”
― N. Scott Momaday
With the comforts of the twenty-first century and the safety and luxury of hiring the finest outfitters and guides of Idaho and Monanta
here are a few of the fun events you’ll enjoy: