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Since treaty-making began in 1778, over 2.2 billion acres of Indian lands have been ceded to the United States. Today, 2.5% of original tribal lands, or 56 million acres, remain in tribal jurisdiction.

"Today, we are working diligently to help our communities recover and prosper. We are creating economic opportunities and strengthening Tribal governance. We are scholars and teachers, employees and employers, traditional healers and modern doctors, botanists and farmers, hereditary leaders and elected officials, police officers and whipmen, judges and artists of every kind."
Many Nations Many Voices museum exhibit
Circle of Tribal Advisors of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial

"We are the physical manifestation of the dreams and prayers of our ancestors. This connection is alive and strong and it is the foundation of our existence today and for the future."
A Guide to Visiting the Lands of Many Nations
Circle of Tribal Advisors of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
Image of Absaloka Summer Youth

Absaloka Summer Youth

Image of Alvarez, Alex

Alvarez, Alex

Image of Black Lance, Lorenzo

Black Lance, Lorenzo

Image of Bluestone, Thomas

Bluestone, Thomas

Image of Brown, Clint, Martin, Darrell, Young, and Eagle, Steve

Brown, Clint, Martin, Darrell, Young, and Eagle, Steve

Image of Cunningham, Frankee Anne, Cunningham, Charlsee, and Eagle Elk, Lily

Cunningham, Frankee Anne, Cunningham, Charlsee, and Eagle Elk, Lily

Image of George, Emma

George, Emma

Image of Gopher, Glen

Gopher, Glen

Image of Hill, Sr., Fred, and Morning Owl, Thomas

Hill, Sr., Fred, and Morning Owl, Thomas

Image of King, Marietta

King, Marietta

Image of Kneeland, Cecile and Moreland, Nakoosa

Kneeland, Cecile and Moreland, Nakoosa

Image of Main, Jerome

Main, Jerome

Image of Medicine Stone, Diane

Medicine Stone, Diane

Image of Merrick, Pierre

Merrick, Pierre

Image of Morning Owl, Thomas and Hill, Sr., Fred

Morning Owl, Thomas and Hill, Sr., Fred

Image of Osage Singers

Osage Singers

Image of Pepper, Luther and Durkee, Betty

Pepper, Luther and Durkee, Betty

Image of Red Eagle, John

Red Eagle, John

Image of Rubia, Anna and Medicine Stone, Diane

Rubia, Anna and Medicine Stone, Diane

Image of Schanandore, Matt

Schanandore, Matt

Image of Shaw, Jerry and the Osage Singers

Shaw, Jerry and the Osage Singers

Image of Williams, Chuck

Williams, Chuck

Image of Yellow Bird, Loren

Yellow Bird, Loren

Image of Bearchum, Cecelia

Bearchum, Cecelia

Image of Daugherty, Kenneth

Daugherty, Kenneth

Image of Fredericks, Pete

Fredericks, Pete

Image of Hill, Sr., Fred, and Morning Owl, Thomas

Hill, Sr., Fred, and Morning Owl, Thomas

Image of Howe, Dwight, and Merrick, Pierre

Howe, Dwight, and Merrick, Pierre

Image of Malnourie, Lena and Fox, Yvonne

Malnourie, Lena and Fox, Yvonne

Image of Red Eagle, Harry

Red Eagle, Harry

Image of Schanandore, Matt

Schanandore, Matt

Image of Vanderburg, Lucy

Vanderburg, Lucy

Image of White Calf, Greta and Fox, Yvonne

White Calf, Greta and Fox, Yvonne

Image of White Horse, Angela

White Horse, Angela

Image of Anaquod, Clover

Anaquod, Clover

Image of Anderson, Henry

Anderson, Henry

Image of BraveBull Allard, LaDonna

BraveBull Allard, LaDonna

Image of Little Soldier, August

Little Soldier, August

Image of Mallickan, Diane

Mallickan, Diane

Image of Martin, Darrell

Martin, Darrell

Image of Young Eagle, Steve

Young Eagle, Steve

Image of Jordan, Paulette

Jordan, Paulette

Image of Old Person, Earl

Old Person, Earl

Image of Robinette, Gary

Robinette, Gary

Image of Teasley, Howard

Teasley, Howard