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...
24th of March Satturday 1805
[March 23, 1805]
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.
Pehriska Ruhp, a Minetarre
Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.