On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Charbonneau negotiates better conditions for his employment as interpreter but his demands are unmet, and he is let go. Two men travel to the Gros Ventre villages to trade for tobacco with fur traders staying there.
From the journals...
our Interpeter Shabonah, detumins on not proceeding with us as an interpeter under the terms mentioned yesterday he will not agree to work let our Situation be what it may not Stand a guard, and if miffed with any man he wishes to return when he pleases, also have the disposial of as much provisions as he Chuses to Carrye.
in admissable and we Suffer him to be off the engagement which was only virbal
Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.