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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Another cold day at Fort Mandan across from the Mandan Knife River villages. Several men hunt down the river, Black Cat visits, and Charbonneau's oldest wife is sick.

From the journals...

Some of our men go to See a war medison [Dance] made at the village on the opposit Side of the river

William Clark

Pheriska-Ruhpa. Minnetaree warrior in the costume of the Dog Dance.

Historic painting of a Minnetaree warrior in full regalia

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.