On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Shannon cuts his foot with an adze while making a new pirogue. The Indians set prairies on fire to promote the growth of grasses for the buffalo.
From the journals...
6th of March Wednesday 1805
Smokey all Day from the burning of the plains, which was Set on fire by the Minetarries for an early crop of Grass as an endusement for the Buffalow to feed on—
Prairie fire smoke
Photo created by the U.S. National Park Service.