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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Fort Mandan blacksmiths are overwhelmed with orders for war axes from the Indians. A clerk from the North West Company, McKenzie, visits.

From the journals...

maney Inds. here to day all anxiety for war axes    the Smiths have not an hour of Idle time to Spear

William Clark

Tomahawk

Head of an old axe in the Hudson's Bay style