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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Sergeant Pryor brings in 80 bushels of corn on the ears and rocks are added to the backs of the Fort Mandan chimneys. An Indian girl is threatened by her jealous husband and Sergeant Ordway is ordered to give gifts to the couple.

From the journals...

Dispatched a perogue and 5 Men under the Derection of Sergeant Pryor to the 2nd Village for 100 bushels of Corn in ears which Mr. Jessomme, let us have    did not get more than 80 bushels—

William Clark

Flint corn, Zea mays indurata

Brightly colored corn on the cob

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