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...
7th of March Thursday 1805
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.—
Scarlet sash and blanket
From the collection of Bud Clark.