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The following events correspond with dates that the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery traveled through Idaho:

Today: 1805 military encampment at Lolo Pass Visitor Center and “Passing of the Espontoon” between the Montana and Idaho National Guard from noon to 1 p.m. PST.

Thursday, Sept. 15: Wendover Ridge Ascent; The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles and the Bitterroot Corps will assemble with horses at the Wendover Ridge Trailhead at Milepost 158 on Highway 12 to begin their crossing of the Bitterroot Mountains. Interpretive programs from 8 to 9:30 a.m., sendoff at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17: The Pretty Good String Band from Livingston, Mont., performs Lewis and Clark period music at 1 p.m., at the Center for Arts and History, 415 Main St., Lewiston.

Sept. 16-26: Corps of Discovery II Traveling Extravaganza: Traveling National Park Service exhibit and Tent of Many Voices in Kamiah, Idaho. National exhibit details the expedition’s journey across America, while the Tent of Many Voices gives national and local performers an opportunity to share stories, lectures and other programs on the expedition and its significance. For complete schedule, log on to and click on “View Corps II schedule.”

Sept. 16-26: Lewis and Clark Living History Heritage Fair: Long Camp RV Park on U.S. Highway 12 between Kamiah and Kooskia.

Sept. 20 : Re-enactment of the meeting between William Clark and the Nez Perce Tribe, with Discovery Expedition of St. Charles on horseback and Nez Perce tribal members, in Weippe, Idaho. Participants leave from Weippe Park at 1 p.m. for two mile walk to Weippe Prairie site. Buses will transport those unable to walk (the re-enactment site has no public parking). Re-enactment begins at 2 p.m. followed by a Nez Perce dance and drum performance at 4:30 p.m. and dinner of traditional foods at 5:30 p.m. Storytelling, music and presentations are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Sept. 21-23: 1805 Military Encampment at Weippe Mini Park with the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles and Bitterroot Corps members. A public social with traditional foods, performances and presentations of 1805 artifacts and medicine takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, followed by the films “Walking on Sacred Ground” and “Landscape of History.”

Sept. 26-Oct. 7: Lewis and Clark Canoe Camp with the Lewis and Clark Bitterroot Corps and the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. Dugout canoes will be built and sent downriver to Clarkston from the site of the Lewis and Clark canoe camp, five miles downriver from Orofino, Idaho.

Oct. 1-7: Corps of Discovery II Traveling Extravaganza in Clarkston, Wash.

June 14-17, 2006: “Among the Niimiipuu,” National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Signature Event hosted by the Nez Perce Tribe in Lewiston.

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