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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The boats set out early moving 4½ miles past present Pierre, South Dakota. The Teton Sioux carry the Captains to their village where they become feted guests. They are shown the tribes' wealth and told of their military feats.

From the journals...

Set out early and proceeded on— the river lined with indians, came too & anchored by the particular request of the Chiefs to let their Womin & Boys See the Boat, and Suffer them to Show us some friendship—
a plac of 6 feet Diameter was Clear and the pipe of peace raised on Sticks under which there was Swans down Scattered

William Clark

Mandan pipe

Wood peace pipe

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.

I saw Homney of ground Potatos a Spoon of the Big Horn animal which will hold 2 quarts.

William Clark

Ladle made from a Bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis, horn

Large handmade ladle

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.