On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The wind is to the backs of the boats today. The men, having extra time to hunt, kill fat buffalo, elk, and deer. They make over 26 miles camping before a big bend that starts near present Lower Brule, South Dakota.
From the journals...
Septr. 19th Wednesday 1804
I walked on Shore to See this great Pass of the Sioux and Calumet ground, found it a handsom Situation, and Saw the remains of their Campt on the 2d river, for many years passed—
Missouri River and the Lower Brule Indian Reservation
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