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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Strong winds force the Expedition to remain at their present camp near present Mokane, Missouri. Traders heading down the river report that the Osage do not believe their homeland is now part of the United States.

From the journals...

Several rats of Considerable Side was Cought in the woods to day — Capt Lewis went out to the woods & found many curious Plants & Srubs

William Clark

Eastern wood rat, Neotoma floridana

Small rodent in a tree

Photo created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.