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Stevens, Scott. “Cultural Mediations: Or How to Listen to Lewis and Clark's Indian Artefacts.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 31(3) (2007): 181-202.


In this article, the author maps the complex history of objects collected on the Lewis and Clark expedition. He follows the objects from the Peale Museum where they were first exhibited to their final destination, the Peabody Museum at Harvard University. The author sheds light on how the manipulation and exhibition of one collection can encompass many meanings and be equally valuable, for different reasons, to Natives and non-Natives alike, most interestingly when representing two histories usually understood as parallel rather than interwoven.