On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
As the snow continues to melt, several Indians visit Fort Mandan. One woman offers corn in trade for medicine. Lewis treats her child who is suffering from an abscess.
From the journals...
21st December Friday 1804
a womin brought a Child with an abcess on the lower part of the back, and offered as much corn as She Could carry for Some medison, Capt Lewis administered &c.
Flint corn, Zea mays indurata, squash, and sunflower seeds
Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.