Museum of Westward Expansion, St. Louis, MO

Located under the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion hosts exhibits dedicated to the exploration done by Lewis and Clark as well as Native American history. We toured the exhibits but the educational content was well over my 4-year-olds head. He did, however, enjoy the displays of buffalo, canoes, and teepees. Trey also completed […]

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM

Once, thriving American Indian trade communities of Tiwa and Tompiro speaking Puebloans inhabited this remote area of central New Mexico. Early in the 17th-century Spanish Franciscans visited the area and found it ripe for their missionary efforts. However by 1677 the entire Salinas District, was depopulated of both Indian and Spaniard alike. What remains today […]