Sioux City
Phone: (712) 252-2364
Email: bjhinds@outlook.com 

Beverly (Bev) Hinds of Sioux City is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Nursing, and a devoted Lewis and Clark historian. She has followed the Lewis and Clark Trail since 1974, and has been a member of the Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail Foundation (LCHTF) since 1971. Bev is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, and is president of the local Sgt. Floyd Tri-State Chapter of the LCHTF, Inc. Her personal L&C library greatly facilitates her research.

Sacajawea and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Sakakawea, Sagagawea, “Bird Woman”, or “Janey”: Shoshoni Girl/Woman of History – however you pronounce it or spell it, this strong young woman had a unique place in the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803-1806. What is myth? What is fact? What is fiction? One Sacagawea, or two? Guide, Interpreter, Wife, or Slave? A picture of a fascinating young woman emerges from what the past almost 200 years of records have told the world about her.

Sgt. Charles Floyd: Who Was or Wasn’t He, and His Untimely Death
One of the “9 Young Men From Kentucky” who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition in Oct. of 1803, time and genealogical studies have given us more insight into his parentage and his life. The first American soldier to die West of the Mississippi, buried on a bluff (4 times!) near what is now Sioux City, IA, Sgt. Floyd has a never to be forgotten place in the history of the 1803-1806 Expedition.

The Medicines of Lewis and Clark
The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803-1806 that took approximately 28 months, covered nearly 8000 miles and lost the life of only one member, had a very interesting medical supply list. What were the medicines and the medical practices of the time? Why didn’t Thomas Jefferson send a doctor along? What allowed the members to survive the incidents that occurred? Could this feat be accomplished today? What we know, what we surmise, and what time and records have given us, can make history fun.