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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Chief Black Cat and two other Mandan dine with the Captains and stay all day. The men continue to wall in Fort Mandan with a picket fence. Clark says their interpreter, Rene Jusseaume, has a poor attitude.

From the journals...

we continued Setting up the pickets & bringing them &.C.

John Ordway

finish the main bastion

William Clark

Fort Mandan wall

Picketed log wall at Fort Mandan

Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.