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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition arrives as the first Mandan village below present Stanton, North Dakota. Due to his sore neck, Clark is unable to join Lewis on his visit to the village. Many Indians visit, and they meet McCracken, a trader from Ireland.

From the journals...

we Camped on the L. Side a Short distanc below the 1st mandan village on the L. S. many men women & Children flocked down to See us— Capt Lewis walked to the Village with the Chief and interpeters

William Clark

Missouri River at Stanton, North Dakota

A bend in the Missouri River