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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

From Cahokia, Lewis writes a letter to President Jefferson explaining the difficulty obtaining information about the Louisiana Territory. He mentions a plan to move the Indians to the west side of the Mississippi and the whites to its east.

From the journals...

a Cloudy day    no Ice in the river, nothing remarkable to day—   Drewyer Kill a Deer & the Indn Kill another

William Clark

Camp Dubois

Cabins and walls of a log fort

This photo is provided as a service by the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Digitally altered to minimize modern items.