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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Captains record celestial observations at Fish Camp, east of Homer, Nebraska. When looking for the Omaha, Ordway's group finds an abandoned village previously plagued by small pox.

From the journals...

we Set out at light, & walked along down the hills past the Graves. we Saw also a nomber of large holes in the Ground where they used to hide their peltry &C. in, when they went out hunting and when they returned they would dig it out again

John Ordway

Hills above Vermillion

Hills above Vermillion, South Dakota