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Junior Explorers Art Contest: "Seaman-the-Dog-in-Siouxland"
Create an original drawing to celebrate Captain Lewis’s Newfoundland dog, Seaman. What would it be like if Seaman the Dog visited present-day Siouxland? What exciting changes have happened since his last visit with expedition? The design should feature Seaman at play—whether it’s at a local farm, in the classroom, or another favorite spot.


Seaman, the Corps of Discovery dog, was purchased in Pittsburgh, Pa., for $20 by Capt. Meriwether Lewis. His large size, pleasing disposition and strong swimming ability made him well suited to the rigors of the expedition. He visited Siouxland in the summer of 1804, where he observed the court-martial of Pvt. Moses Reed, council meeting with the Otoe-Missouria tribes and death of Sgt. Charles Floyd.

The contest strives to encourage students’ understanding of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and of the people who continue to make Siouxland their home.
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