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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Despite a morning low of 12° below 0, Clark leads a successful buffalo hunt. When they return to Fort Mandan, one man has a frostbitten hand, another has frostbitten feet, and York's penis is slightly frostbitten.

From the journals...

Captain Clarke and another party went out though the cold was extreme, to hunt the buffaloe; and killed nine and a deer. One man got his hand frozen; another his foot and some more got a little touched.

Patrick Gass

Buffalo, Bison bison

Bison covered in snow

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