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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition waits for the arrival of the Oto nation at Council Bluff north of present Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Instead of Indians, they are visited by numerous mosquitoes. Srgt Floyd reports that his health has returned.

From the journals...

Cought a Buffalow fish— The evening verry Cool, The Musqutors are yet troublesom.—

William Clark

Bigmouth buffalo fish, Ictiobus cyprinellus

Drawing of a fish with large scales

Drawing by Duane Raver of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.