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William Clark's 9th generation descendants Robert, 8, and his sister Greta, 4, Holton, of St. Louis, are shown in a 36-foot canoe Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Long Beach, Wash. Back in 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark stole a canoe from native Americans living on the Pacific Coast. More than 200 years later, Clark's descendants are making amends to the Indian's descendants by having a 36-foot replica built for them. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Canoe replica returned to amend for Lewis and Clark theft

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LONG BEACH, Wash. (AP) - It was a long time coming, but the descendants of explorer William Clark have tried to make amends for a 205-year-old theft.

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A descendant of the explorer in the Corps of Discovery expedition that opened a land route to the West presented the Chinook Indian Nation with a replica of a canoe that the corps stole in 1806.

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