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Clark reports that Fort Mandan is out of meat. Fortunately, members of Lewis' hunting party found an untouched cache of meat left by Clark's hunting party and begins packing it back to the Fort.

From the journals...

we fixed our camp at an old Indian cabbin near the meat pen. the hunters came in had killed one Elk & Seven deer    we got the meat all packed in, Capt. Lewis concluded that we would Start for the Fort the next morning. we fleased the meat from the bones and eat the marrow out of them.

John Ordway

Mandan lodge

Mandan lodge covered with snow

Photo created by the U.S. National Park Service (altered).