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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...

a Gross Ventre came after his wife, who had been much abused, & come here for Protection.

William Clark

Mexkemahuastan. Chief of the Grosventres des Prairies.

Painting of a Gros-ventre man wrapped in  buffalo robe

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.