On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Lewis, 20 volunteers, and a few Mandan's, leave at sunrise in pursuit of the Indians that stole horses and knives the previous day. They travel 30 miles, but do not find them.
From the journals...
Friday February 15
At day light, Captain Lewis & the party of our Men under his command left the Fort, in pursuit of those Savages, that had robbed our Men, they proceeded on, and marched 30 Miles that day, without being able to overtake them; that Party encamped on the North side of the River Mesouri for that night, in a thick Wood.— Nothing worth relating happen'd at the Fort this day
Fort Mandan shoes
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15th of February Friday 1805
Capt. Lewis Set out at Sunrise with 24 men, to meet those Soues &c. Several Indians accompanied him Some with Bows & arrows Some withe Spears & Battle axes, a 2 with fusees