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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

In a council, an Arikara chief encourages trade and friendship and says no one dare grab the boat's rope. The boats are moved to a second Arikara village above present Mobridge, South Dakota where the men are given hog peanuts to eat.

arived at the 2nd R. Ree village on the Bank of the River S. Side    a handsome place a high Smoth prarie. a Timbred Bottom of the opposite Shore    a large Sand beach makes out from the vill.

John Ordway

Missouri River near Mobridge

Prairie and rolling hills cut by the Missouri River

a fine morning the wind from the S. E.

William Clark

North Dakota prairie

Spider, web, and prairie grass

Those people gave us to eat Corn &' Beans, a large well flavoured Been which they rob the Mice of in the Plains and is verry nurishing

William Clark

Hog peanut, Amphicarpaea bracteata

Large black seeds

Photo from USDA, NRCS. 2013. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 11 September 2013). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.