Karl Bodmer's Magic Pile of Assiniboin Indians

The depths of January seem like a good time to visit the Upper Missouri, circa the 1830s, with Karl Bodmer.

A documentary film on the Swiss-French artist will be shown Thursday night at the monthly meeting of the Travelers’ Rest Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Lolo Community Center, 12345 U.S. Highway 93.

The 58-minute “Views of a Vanishing Frontier” was released in 1988. Through Bodmer’s original painting, location photography and words from the extensive diary of Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied of Germany, it retraces the expedition from St. Louis to the upper reaches of the Missouri River in 1833 and 1834.

The program is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

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Outlying communities, transportation, history and general assignment reporter at the Missoulian