On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
After a cold morning, the boats wind sixteen miles over and around Missouri River sandbars. Passing present Santee, South Dakota, the men see yellow and chalk colored bluffs, fine plumbs, many beaver, but few trees.
From the journals...
3rd of September Monday 1804.
Several wild Goats Seen in the Plains they are wild & fleet Elk & Buffalow is verry plenty
Pronghorn, Antilocapra americana
Photo: June 27, 2013 at the National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge.
There is no timber in this part of the country; but continued prairie on both sides of the river. A person by going on one of the hills may have a view as far as the eye can reach without any obstruction, or intervening object; and enjoy the most delightful prospects.