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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition travels 22½ miles up the Missouri River and camps across from Blackbird Hill, a high hill where the 'King of the Mahars' is buried.

From the journals...

from this Island the high hill which the Late King of the Mahars was buried on is high and bears West 4 miles—

William Clark

Blackbird Hill

Indians crossing a small river joining the Missouri below a hill

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.

No. 31 growth of the sand bars near the banks of the river—
taken the 10th of August 1804

Meriwether Lewis

Field horsetail, Equisetum arvense

Thick green foliage of a stand of common Horsetail

Photo created by Ammodramus who has released it to the public domain.