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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The father of the Mandan killed by the Sioux a few days ago visits Fort Mandan. He brings pumpkins and squash and receives small gifts. The men continue working on the picket fence that will enclose the fort's cabins.

From the journals...

The Father of the Mandan who was killed Came and made us a present of Some Dried Simnens & a little pemicon, we made him Some Small preasents for which he was much pleased

William Clark


Yellow squash, beans, and sunflower seeds

Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.

cold & windy. the work carried on as usal. commenced Setting up the pickets and bring pickets &.C. &.C.

John Ordway

Fort Mandan pickets

Pickets outlining a blue sky and a half moon

Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.