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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The fur traders and Indians who had spent the night at Fort Mandan leave. A Minataree Indian arrives and the Captains record the vocabulary of his language.

From the journals...

we were visited by a Brother of the Burnia who gave us a Vocabulary of his Language—  the Coal & many other Mandans also visit us to Day.

William Clark

Pehriska Ruhp, a Minetarre

A Minnetaree in full regalia

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.