with Arlie Neskahi
This is Wisdom of the Elders. I’m Arlie Neskahi.
12 pipe tomahawks, 47 1/2 yards of red flannel, a dozen ivory combs, 2800 fish hooks, 130 rolls of tobacco. those are just a few of the items on Lewis and Clark’s list of Indian presents to be carefully sorted and packaged in water-proof bags, hauled up the Missouri, and handed out to the ambassadors of the native nations they would contact.