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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Today is a cold, slow day for the Expedition as they winter at Fort Mandan on the Missouri River across from the Knife River Mandan villages. Ordway visits the village.

From the journals...

a Cold Day    but fiew indians at the fort to day    wind from the N, W, one man at the Village

William Clark

Winter Village of the Minnataree

Historical painting of a Minnataree village

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.