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
Encampment of Travellers on the Missouri
Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.