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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...

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.

John Ordway

Missouri River near the Heart River

Large river on a foggy summer morning

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

William Clark

Elk, pronghorn, and buffalo

Painting of buffalo, elk, and pronghorn on the great plains

Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.