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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The blacksmiths at Fort Mandan are busy mending and making axes to trade for Indian corn. A sled dragged by 15 men from Lewis' hunting party arrives loaded with fresh meat. Lewis and party continue hunting several miles away.

From the journals...

our Smiths are much engaged mending and makeing Axes for the Indians for which we get Corn

William Clark

Working axe (tomahawk)

Plain and simple Indian working axe or tomahawk