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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition passes high Missouri River banks and an old Kansas Indian village. The boats are turned against the current three times when passing sand bars and driftwood. They camp near present Bluff Woods Conservation Area in Missouri.

From the journals...

The Origan of this old village is uncertain    M. de Bourgmont a French officer who Comdd. a fort near the Town of the Missouris in about the year 1724 and in July of the Same year he visited this Village    at that time the nation was noumerous & well desp osed towards the French

William Clark

Omaha dance bonnet & scalp lock

Back of an Omaha warrior showing his scalp lock and dance bonnet

Photo by F. A. Rinehard circa 1899.