Week 12: Daily Create -Monday November 7th – Sunday November 13th

What are these memorabilia? Why are they here together? Create the back story.


These items now sit in a room, in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Private Gibson& Clark Expedition , carried them in a small satchel, when traveling back from the West Coast to meet President Jefferson. The Shells were collected on his long-walks at Point Defiance, Washington. The small glass container he received from a Native American Indian who had befriended him when he became lost on the beach. The glass flask was his liquor container, which was filled-up once a day by Lewis himself. All of the men received a refill of the liquor daily.  The medal container that is on the left of the photo, is the actual whistle that was provided to Private Gibson at the beginning of the journey, and he was instructed to sit-down, whistle and wait. This is how the Great Chief Seattle met Private Gibson. Chief S Chief Seattle was a Suquamish Tribe (Suquamish) and Dkhw’Duw’Absh (Duwamish) chief. It is well known that Chief Seattle formed strong relationships with many of the white settlers, ‘Doc” Maynard is the most prominent figure, while Private Gibson lived in relative obscurity. A strong relationship was founded in that cold winter of 1807, and when they were embarking on their venture back to the east coast, Chief Seattle ran down to their camp, and gave a bundle of Winter Wheat to Private Gibson. He kept this one piece of wheat in the photo. He then gave the rest of this wonderful wheat to his cousin, Samual Adams Jr. and after a long arduous process of cloning, the new winter wheat seed was created, and that is how the Samual Adams winter wheat beer was started.

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