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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

A number of Indians bring in a large quantity of corn to trade for blacksmith work from the Fort Mandan forge. Two men bring in 3 horse loads of elk and venison.

From the journals...

2 men went up to the Grossvarntares village to trade Some woolf Skins with the N. W. Compy Traders for Tobacco. they Got 3 feet of twist tobacco for each Skin.

John Ordway

Tobacco twist

Twist of tobacco on a blue blanket