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Floyd's Grave, Where Lewis and Clark Buried Sergeant Floyd in 1804, 1832
oil
11 1/4 x 14 3/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Charles Floyd, the sole fatality of the Lewis and Clark expedition (probably from appendicitis), was buried on a lonely bluff overlooking the Missouri in what is now Sioux City, Iowa. Catlin noted that the grave was marked by a "cedar post, bearing the initials of his name," which has been replaced by an obelisk.


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