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...
23rd December Sunday 1804
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
Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.