Research determined that a number of items in the Boston Museum Collection foremerly attributed to Lewis and Clark were probably given to the Peale Museum by Lt. George Christianson Hutter in 1828. Lt. Hutter (1793-1879) was then a young Army officer living in St.Louis. In 1825-1826, he served on the Atkinson-O'Fallon expedition, which traveled up the Missouri River to conduct formal treaties with many of the tribes Lewis and Clark had encountered, including the Mandan. Lt. Hutter may have acquired Indian diplomatic gifts and trade items on that expedition. In 1830, he married Harriet Risque, the niece of William Clark's wife. His brother and sister in law lived at Poplar Forest, Virginia, formerly the estate of Thomas Jefferson. Since both Lt. Hutter and Lewis and Clark donated Indian robes, pipes, weapons and garments to the Peale Museum, it is difficult to distinquish between their collections entirely.