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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Captains make navigational measurements to calibrate their instruments. They will compare their results with David Thompson's, who explored and mapped the area in 1797-8.

From the journals...

four Considerate men of the Minetarre Came to See us    we Smoked in the pipe, maney mands. present also, we Showed to those men who had been impressed with an unfavourable oppinion of us.

William Clark

Sih-Chidä & Mahchsi-Karehde. Mandan Indians

Two Mandan braves in regalia with buffalo robes

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.