On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The men are in high spirits as they realize their stay at Fort Mandan will soon come to an end. Clark reports that the men are healthy except for venereal disease which is common in the area.
From the journals...
31t of March Monday 1805
[March 30, 1805]
all the party in high Spirits they pass but fiew nights without amuseing themselves danceing possessing perfect harmony and good understanding towards each other Generally healthy except venerials complains which is verry Commion amongst the natives and the men Catch it from them
Dancing with the Mandan
Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.