On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The Expedition locates camp in a shady spot opposite Bellevue, Nebraska. The Captains plan to make navigational observations here and arrange a council with Oto. Lewis inventories his astronomical instruments.
From the journals...
July 22nd, Sunday 1804
This being a good Situation and much nearer the Otteaus town than the Mouth of the Platt, we concluded to delay at this place a fiew days and Send for Some of the Chiefs of that nation to let them Know of the Change of Government, The wishes of our Government to Cultivate friendship with them, the Objects of our journy and to present them with a flag and Some Small presents.
Indian presentation flag
July 22nd 1804.
Chronometer; her ballance-wheel and [e]scapement were on the most improved construction. she rested on her back, in a small case prepared for her, suspended by an universal joint. she was carefully wound up every day at twelve oclock.
Chronometer provided by Norman Anderson, Lewis and Clark Honor Guard.