On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The only visitor to Fort Mandan, across from present Stanton, North Dakota, is a North West Company trader who has come to engage Charbonneau's services. Several men visit the nearby Mandan villages. Lewis plays backgammon.
From the journals...
[Weather journal for December 26, 1804]
played at the good old game of backgammon
Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.
Wednesday 26th Decr.
pleasant Seven of our men went up to the Mandan Villages
Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.