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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Charbonneau asks to be employed as an interpreter and agrees to the Captains' terms. He moves his gear from the Mandan village to a tent outside Fort Mandan in preparation for the day they leave Fort Mandan.

From the journals...

clear and pleasant. all the Indian Goods put out to air also the parched Meal.

John Ordway

Ground corn

Ground corn on a tin plate