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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition travels 9 miles up the Missouri. They pass the sandbars and shoals created by the Grand River and camp at its mouth. Clark and Lewis climb a hill for the view, and in the evening, they make lunar observations.

From the journals...

between those two Creeks and behind a Small willow Island in the bend is a Prarie in which the Missouries Indians once lived and the Spot where 300 of them fell a Sacrifise to the fury of the Saukees    This nation (Missouries) once the most noumerous nation in this part of the Continent now reduced to about 80

William Clark

Missouri Indian

Missouri Indian with a trade blanket

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.