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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Coal brings a sick Indian child to Fort Mandan, and Clark administers Rush's pills, a strong purgative. Charbonneau returns with news of the Gros Ventre and gifts given to him by the North West Company.

From the journals...

Shabounar...our menetarre interpeter had received a present from Mr. Chaboilleiz of the N. W. Company of the following articles 3 Brace of Cloath 1 Brace of Scarlet a par Corduroy Overalls 1 Vests 1 Brace Blu Cloth 1 Brace red or Scarlet with 3 bars, 200 balls & Powder, 2 bracs Tobacco, 3 Knives.—

William Clark

Scarlet sash and blanket

Red voyageur sash and scarlet blanket

From the collection of Bud Clark.