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...
11th January Friday 1805
Some of our men go to See a war medison [Dance] made at the village on the opposit Side of the river
Pheriska-Ruhpa. Minnetaree warrior in the costume of the Dog Dance.
Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.