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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Joseph Garreau, considered to be the first white settler in North Dakota, describes how the Arikara make beads. Whitehouse strikes an Indian's hand with a spoon for behaving badly.

From the journals...

Cloudy & warm    two men employed halling corn. the wind high from the East. look likely for rain.—

John Ordway

Flint corn, Zea mays indurata

Brightly colored corn on the cob

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