On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
While wintering at Fort Mandan (7 miles ESE of Stanton, North Dakota), 2 men are making hand sleds to trade for food, and Whitehouse reports that they attempted to melt the ice surrounding the boat using heated stones.
From the journals...
Wednesday 23rd Jany.
2 men employed makeing hand Sleds for the Savages for which they Gave us corn & beans.
Flint corn, Zea mays indurata
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