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Statue of Mandan Chief Sheheke dedicated

A 12-foot statue of Mandan Chief Sheheke, who helped explorers Lewis and Clark, was dedicated in Washburn, North Dakota, on Sunday.

Sheheke welcomed the Lewis and Clark expedition through what is now North Dakota. He provided food to the crew in the winter of 1804-1805. He later traveled, with his family, to Washington, D.C., at the invitation of Lewis and Clark.

The statue of Sheheke joins ones of Lewis and Clark at the Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center.

Get the Story:
'It's so amazing and lifelike' (The Bismarck Tribune 6/28)
Statue dedication mark historic meeting of Indian chief and Lewis and Clark (AP 6/26)

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Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation -