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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Near present Pierre, South Dakota, several Teton Sioux are feted guests aboard the keelboat anchored at Good Humor Island. Good humor is eventually lost and bows, swords, and guns are drawn. Clark names the next island, Bad Humor Island.

From the journals...

I felt my Self Compeled to Draw my Sword....the grand Chief then took hold of the roop & ordered the young warrers away, I felt my Self warm & Spoke in verry positive terms

William Clark

Encounter with the Teton Sioux

Painting of William Clark drawing a sword on Teton Sioux

Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.