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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

During the night, Clark suffers from a sore neck making it hard for him to move. The Expedition passes an abandoned Mandan village now called Double Ditch north of present Bismarck. They refuse to help a passing Teton Sioux war party.

From the journals...

this village was entirely cut off by the Sioux & one of the others nearly, the Small Pox distroyed great Numbers

William Clark

Double Ditch Village

Double Ditch Village