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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition travels 10¾ up the Missouri River. While out hunting, Drouillard meets three Oto Indians which he brings to the evening camp near modern Crescent, Iowa. The Captains learn that most of the Oto are away hunting buffalo.

From the journals...

G. Drewyer found three of the Zotaus Indians Dressing an Elk. they were friendly and Gave him a part of it and one of them came with him in order to find the Boat.

John Ordway

Oto Indian

Historic painting of an Oto Indian

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.