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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The men celebrate Christmas at the Wood River. Shields returns with cheese and butter. The visiting Indians tell of a rumor that they cannot trade because the Americans now have possession. Drouillard decides to join the Expedition.

From the journals...

I was wakened by a Christmas discharge found that Some of the party had got Drunk the men frolicked and hunted all day
Three Indians Come to day to take Christmas with us, I gave them a bottle of whiskey

William Clark

Whiskey bottle

Large black bottle and small oak keg