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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition continues to delay its departure up the Missouri River. Two different groups of Indians visit their winter camp on the Wood River.

From the journals...

a Sauckee Chief with 8 or 10 arrive & Stay all night    2 Perogus of Kickapoos return from St Louis. I gave 4½ gals whisky & some Tobacco.

William Clark


Historical painting of a plains Indian with mohawk type roac

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.