On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
A Gros Ventre comes to Fort Mandan for his wife, who had come to the fort seeking protection. Ordway hears that the buffalo are coming in towards the Missouri River near present Stanton, North Dakota.
From the journals...
3rd of January Thursday 1805
a Gross Ventre came after his wife, who had been much abused, & come here for Protection.
Mexkemahuastan. Chief of the Grosventres des Prairies.
Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.