On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The Expedition heads up the shallow Missouri River near present Mobridge, South Dakota. They camp near an active Arikara village where the interpreter Joseph Gravelines joins them. They find abundant Buffaloberries near the creeks.
From the journals...
Monday 8th Oct. 1804.
a pleasant morning. We Set off eairly.
Mobridge, South Dakota
8th of October Monday 1804
this river is 120 yards wide, the water of which at this time is Confined within 20 yards, dischargeing but a Small quantity, throwing out mud with Small propotion of Sand, great quantities of the red Berries, ressembling Currents, are on the river in every bend