The Western Literature Association and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies will sponsor two K-12 Teaching Awards that will provide teachers with the opportunity to attend and present at the Western Literature Association Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 25-28, 2017. The selected teachers will share their instructional plans and teaching approaches at the conference on a K-12 Teaching Panel on Saturday, October 28.
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Query: Lewis & Clark brought back several gifts from Indian tribes. Some of these gifts entered Thomas Jefferson's collection at Monticello, and TJ describes these gifts in his own writings as diplomatic gifts. Of course, TJ received/accepted them while he was President.
TJ also received a diplomatic (through the American consul in Russia: Levett Harris) from Emperor (Tsar) Alexander I. It was a bust of Alexander I. TJ also received and accepted this gift while President.