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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Red Shield, a Gros Ventre chief, visits Fort Mandan, and he is given several gifts. Lewis, the interpreters, and six men set out on an extended trip to visit nearby Indian villages. They stop to visit with Black Moccasin.

From the journals...

set out with Charbono and Jessome to visit the Indian hunting camps. spent the evening with the black mockersons the Prince. Cheif of the little Vilage grosventres.

Meriwether Lewis

Eh-Toh'k-She-Pée-Shah, Black Moccasin, Aged Chief

Painting of Black Mocassin as an old Indian man

Painting by George Catlin circa 1832.