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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

When Drouillard returns to Fort Mandan, an engagé is sent back to the hunters several miles down the river. He is given tin so they can cover the front of the pirogue which is being damaged from dragging it against the river ice.

From the journals...

all hands work at their huts untill 1 oClock at night—

William Clark

Canteen, possible bag, and lantern

Canteen, shot pouch, and lantern hanging on a Fort Mandan wall

Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.