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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The weather is pleasant, encouraging many Indians to visit Fort Mandan. Ordway finds them troublesome. Clark, on the other hand, enjoys a special Mandan meal cooked by Little Crow's wife.

From the journals...

the little Crow, loadd. his wife & Sun with corn for us, Cap. Lewis gave him a few presents as also his wife, She made a Kettle of boild Simnins, beens, Corn & Choke Cherris with the Stones which was paletable
This Dish is Considered, as a treat among those people

William Clark

Mandan produce

Yellow squashes, varied colors of corn, and small piles of beans and sunflower seeds

Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.