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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Clark returns to Camp River Dubois on a boat that was coming down the Missouri from the Platte River. The Captains and two prominent local citizens leave camp to stop a potential war between the Kickapoo and Osage.

From the journals...

Cap Lewis & my self Mr. Chotieu & Gratiot & went to stop 110 Kickpo from going to war against the Osarges

William Clark

Rene Chouteau

Historical painting of Rene Choutea in dress clothes

Image of Auguste Chouteau from Walter Barlow Stevens St. Louis: The Fourth City, 1764-1911 St. Louis: S.J. Clarke, 1911. p. 23.