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Franç-Antoine Larocque and Charles McKenzie, traders from the North West Company, visit Fort Mandan. They explain that the 'Brarow' that the hunters brought in is Badger.

From the journals...

Two men belonging to the N. W. company, who stay at the Grossventers village, came to the fort. They say this animal which the French call a prarow, or brarow, is a species of the badger.

Patrick Gass

Badger, Taxidea taxus

Large rodent with black and white striped face

Photo created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.