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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...

a pleasant morning. We Set off eairly.

John Ordway

Mobridge, South Dakota

Slackwater creek at Mobridge

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

William Clark

Silver buffaloberry, Shepherdia argentea

Buffaloberry bush loaded with berries