On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The day is snowy at Fort Mandan near present Stanton, North Dakota. Black Cat, a principal Mandan chief, visits the fort. He is told that the Mandan should no longer accept medals and flags from North West Company traders.
From the journals...
28th Novr. Wednesday 1804
at 8 oClock the Poss-cop-so-he or Black Cat Grand Chief of the Mandans Came to See us, after Showing Those Chiefs many thing which was Curiossities to them, and Giveing a fiew presents of Curioes Handkerchiefs arm bans & paint with a twist of Tobaco
Eh-Toh'k-She-Pée-Shah, Black Moccasin, Aged Chief
Painting by George Catlin circa 1832.