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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The temperature rises above 0°. Lewis and Gass have a good day hunting buffalo about 5 miles from Fort Mandan. They make shelters from the buffalo hides, and stay out overnight to keep the wolves away from the meat.

From the journals...

went hunting with a party of fifteen men    killed 10 Buffaloe and 1 deer    staid out all night

Meriwether Lewis

Bison wounded in a hunt

Painting of a wounded buffalo

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.