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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

At Fort Mandan, the day is spent packing. The Captains inventory the Indian items and specimens that will leave with the keelboat on their way to President Jefferson.

From the journals...

we are all day ingaged packing up Sundery articles to be Sent to the President of the U. S.
1 Buffalow robe painted by a mandan man representing a battle fought 8 years Since by the Sioux & Ricaras against the mandans, menitarras & Ah wah har ways (Mandans &c. on horseback

William Clark

Mandan painting on a buffalo hide

White buffalo robe with various Indian fight scenes

Photo taken with permission at Knife River Indian Villages, National Park Service.

we are all day ingaged packing up Sundery articles to be Sent to the President of the U. S.
1 Earthen pot Such as the Mandans Manufacture and use for culinary purposes.

William Clark

Knife River pottery

Earthen pot with a buffalo-like image