On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The Expedition arrives at the Mandan/Hidatsa villages where they had spent the winter of 1804-05. While Lewis recovers from his gunshot wound, Clark meets with several chiefs. Clark invites the Chiefs to join them on their journey home.
From the journals...
Thursday 14th August 1806
directed the Canoes to cross the river to a brook opposit where we Should be under the wind and in a plain where we would be Clear of musquetors
Knife River from the Mandan Villages
The inhabitants of all the villages appeared very glad to see us, and sent us presents of corn, beans and squashes.
Corn squash, and beans
Photo of a display at Knife River Indian Villages.