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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

All the men who could be spared and several Indians carried four new canoes 1½ miles to the Missouri River. Clark smokes a pipe with a Mandan chief and several elders.

From the journals...

I with all the men which could be Speared from the Fort went to Canoes, there I found a number of Indians    the men carried 4 to the River about 1½ miles thro the Bottom

William Clark

Dugout canoes

Two dugout canoes on the side of a river