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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Another cold day at Fort Mandan on the Missouri River opposite the Knife River Mandan villages. Four men retrieve 2 or 3 elk using a sled.

From the journals...

cloudy    2 of the hunters came in had killed 3 Elk    4 men Sent after the meat & got it—

John Ordway

Elk, Cervus canadensis roosevelti

Elk running in the snow

Photo by Kathy Jones 2013.