Kaw point is located on the north side of the Missouri River at the Confluence with the Kansas or Kaw River. Lewis and Clark landed and made camp here from June 26th to June 29th, 1804. Their expedition was comprised of 46 men, and Lewis's Newfoundland dog "Seaman." On the last day of camp, a Courts-martial was convened seeing Private John Collins who was on sentry duty, receiving 100 lashes and Private Hugh Hall with 50 lashes for drawing whiskey without permission.
The area of the Kaw Point has been a sight of renovation. A boardwalk, concrete trails with information, and honorarium benches have been erected in conjunction with The Native Sons of Kansas City.
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