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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Near present Williston, North Dakota, Lewis continues to search for signs of Clark not knowing if he is ahead or behind. The men make new clothes from hides. Clark moves six miles down river camping near Tobacco Garden Creek.

From the journals...

the men were all engaged dressing skins and making themselves cloathes except R & J. Fields whom I sent this morning over the river with orders to proceed to the entrance of the White earth river in surch of Capt. C.

Meriwether Lewis

Elk hide and furs

Soft elk hide

The day proved fair and favourable for our purposes.

Meriwether Lewis

Missouri River near it confluence with the Yellowstone

Flooded river bottom with willows and cottonwoods in early morning light

The Squar brought me a large and well flavoured Goose berry of a rich Crimsin Colour, and deep purple berry of the large Cherry of the Current Speces which is common on this river as low as the Mandans, the engagees Call it the Indian Current.

William Clark

Inland gooseberry, Ribes oxyacanthoides setosum

Drawing of a plant with berries and a prickly stem

Photo USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.