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...
Saturday 16th March 1805.
Cloudy & warm two men employed halling corn. the wind high from the East. look likely for rain.—
Flint corn, Zea mays indurata
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