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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Charbonneau returns to tell Lewis that the horses loaded with meat are unable to walk on the ice. Lewis sends sleds. In court martial, Howard is found guilty of climbing the fort's walls. His sentence of 50 lashes is forgiven by Lewis.

From the journals...

towards evening Mr Sharboner a frenchman who had been with the hunting party returned to the Fort and Informed us that he left 3 horses loaded with meat about 8 mls. down the River. the Ice being Smoth the horses could not Go on Ice with out Shoes. he Informed us also that the hunting party had killed 13 Elk 33 Deer & 3 buffaloe, one of the hunters killed 2 deer at one Shot

John Ordway

Toussaint Charbonneau?

Historical painting of a Metee trader

Historic painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.