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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The party led by Lewis has a successful hunt and begins hauling the meat up the frozen Missouri River towards Fort Mandan. At the fort, Clark is visited by the North West Company clerk who owned one of the horses stolen 3 days ago.

From the journals...

the Coal & his Son visited me to day with about 30 w. of Drid Buffalow meat, & Some Tallow

William Clark

Jerked bison (American buffalo)

Close-up of buffalo jerky