On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
With a favorable wind, the Expedition makes 17½ miles stopping near the mouth of the Little Heart River in present North Dakota. Along the way, they encounter large herds of bison, elk, and pronghorn.
From the journals...
Friday 19th Oct.
a clear & pleasant morning. we Set off eairly. 2 men out hunting on S. S. a gentle breeze from the South we proceeded on passed a Timbred bottom on N. S.
Missouri River near the Heart River
19th October Friday 1804.
I walked out on the Hills & observed Great numbers of Buffalow feedeing on both Sides of the river I counted 52 Gangues of Buffalow & 3 of Elk at one view
Elk, pronghorn, and buffalo
Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.