On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The men at Fort Mandan are busy making rope, charcoal, hides, and clothes. They also cure meat and forge Indian war axes to trade for corn. Gass' party continues to make pirogues from cottonwood trees found several miles up the river.
From the journals...
March 1st Friday 1805
I am ingaged in Copying a map, men building perogus, makeing Ropes, Burning Coal, Hanging up meat & makeing battle axes for Corn
Missouri war axe
Friday 1st March 1805.
the work hands got their axes repaired and drew 2 days provisions and went up to camp by their work untill they have the 4 perogues completed.
From the collection of Bud Clark.