On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
New Year's day is celebrated with cannon fire and several men are allowed (York is ordered) to visit the Mandan village to dance.
From the journals...
Tuesday 1st Jany. 1805.
we fired a Swivel & drank a Glass. about 9 o.C. 15 of the party went up to the 1st village of Mandans to dance as it had been their request. carried with us a fiddle & a Tambereen & a Sounden horn. as we arived at the entrence of the vil. we fired one round then the music played.
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