The Explorer's Sketchbook Project has been retired.
A Special "Thank you" to the over 9000 students and teachers that participated over the years.

Sketchbook XII

The Flight of the Nez Perce - 1877

Students view Chief Joseph's rifle at the Fort Benton Museum in Montana

We invite you to participate in reliving one of the great sagas of the North American West

Follow our work-in-progress as it develops over a period of months.

This year as we work on our 12th sketchbook, some sketches will be selected (with credit) for use on our website.

To find journals to sketch visit our Timeline.

Each year students from around the world illustrate historical journals. The student work is bound in book form and presented at locations that tie in with the story.

Your work will be presented in Canada and U.S.A.

Would you like to see a sample sketch?

Make sure you:

Email your sketches to:


Mail your sketches to:

Explorers of the West Sketchbook Project

Historical Research Centre

1115 - 8 Ave. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1J 1P7

To save on postage, it is suggested that you send all the sketches from your school at one time.

Permission Slips
A few weeks later the school will receive forms by snail mail to be signed by your parents or guardian and returned to us giving permission to use your sketch in our presentation book. If you wish a souvenir presentation book, it can be ordered at that time.

Our presentation books are hand-made and we are able to use a sketch from every participant. Nobody will be left out although only a limited number can be used on the website.

Deadline: April 15, 2003

Following the presentation participating schools receive a photograph of the event.

For more information select from the following:

Or contact the Historical Research Centre:

Journal Entries to Sketch

Explorers Sketchbook Series Introduction

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