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In this Lesson Plan Review, students analyze primary and secondary sources describing an encounter between the Lewis and Clark expedition and a Native American tribe. The lesson overall is a great way to encourage students to work collaboratively to analyze this important historical interaction from multiple perspectives.

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Locating Resources on Teachinghistory.org
Photography, London Archive Research, 16 Sept 2008, Flickr CC

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