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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Several Mandan bring food to trade at Fort Mandan. Ordway describes a type of bread they have made from parched corn and beans. The blacksmiths continue their work, perhaps the warmest place to be on this day that started out at -20°.

From the journals...

a great nomber of the Mandans came to Trade with us. they Brought us corn & Beans Squasshes, also a Some of their kind of Bread which they make of pearched corn and beans mixed to gether & made in round balls.

John Ordway

Parched corn

Small oak barrel and a bowl of dried corn