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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Clark, having returned to Fort Mandan previous night, summarizes his past hunting trip. The blacksmith is shoeing horses so that they can be used to haul the meat he left behind.

From the journals...

visited by the Black-Cat gave him a battle ax with which he appeared much gratifyed.—

Meriwether Lewis

Mato-Tope Adorned with the insignia of his warlike deeds

Historic painting of a Mandan chief with Missouri war axe

Historic painting of a Mandan by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.

if an anamal is killed and lyes only one night exposed to the wolves it is almost invariably devoured by them.

Meriwether Lewis

Gray wolf, Canis lupus

Wolf lying in the prairie

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