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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition travels in separate groups today. In the evening, the boats camp on opposite sides of the Missouri River near Wolf Creek Bend. When the swivel gun's report is not answered by the other side, a Sioux attacked is feared.

From the journals...

opsd. this Island, and on the L. S. Loup or Wolf River Coms in, this river is about 60 yards Wide, but little water running at the mouth, this river heads with the waters of the Kanzas, and has a perogue navigation Some distance, it abounds with Beaver

William Clark

Beaver, Castor canadensis

Historic painting of beavers on the Missouri River

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.