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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Progress down the Missouri River is slowed by wind. Clark examines the bentonite clays found in the river bluffs. Buffalo become scarce, and they find evidence of recent Sioux hunting camps. They camp near the present Cheyenne River.

From the journals...

at 5 P. M. we proceeded on a fiew miles and Encampd. on the gouge of the lookout bend of 20 miles around and ¾ through

William Clark

Rocky bluff, Missouri River

Historical photo of 40 foot high rock on the river bank

Unknown photographer. This is not the same bend Clark described.