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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Departure is delayed while the rudder on the red pirogue is repaired. The day warms up enough to melt the snow on the hills. They struggle against a strong headwind camping about ten miles below present Wolf Point, Montana.

From the journals...

the bull buffaloe particularly will scarcely give way to you. I passed several in the open plain within fifty paces, they viewed me for a moment as something novel and then very unconcernedly continued to feed.

Meriwether Lewis

American bison, Bison bison

Large bison feeding on grass

Photo provided by the National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Complex.