Eugene Little, age 2, is a like a lot of Native American kids, sorta shy when they first get to a big city – and Ft. Pierre is very big to them. This boy felt more secure in the hands of his sister, at least for awhile.
With a splash of history and color, hundreds of people witnessed the re-enactment of the meeting of the Plains Indians with Lewis & Clark Expedition at the mouth of the Bad River near Ft. Pierre. At the original meeting, 200 years ago, there were no television crews and national press to meet them, so details of that event have been in some dispute ever since.
The Expedition had been on the road awhile before it reached what is now Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, and, as they made their way up the Missouri River, it is alleged they encountered hostile Indians.