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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

While heading up the Missouri River southwest of present Dalton, Missouri, the Expedition meets a contingent of boats led by fur trader Pierre Dorion, Sr. The men exchange their present blankets for Indian style buffalo robes and moccasins.

From the journals...

Met with 7 peirogues. Loaded with peltry for Captn Chatto in St Louis    Our men of Each Craft Exchangd. Blankets for Buffalow Robes & Mockisons

Joseph Whitehouse

Encampment of Travellers on the Missouri

Historic paining of a keelboat on the Missouri River

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.