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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition stops at a big bend in the river to hunt. While Clark is out hunting, Lewis walks too far on a sandbar, re-injuring his gunshot wound. They continue around the bend camping near present Lower Brule, South Dakota.

From the journals...

Set out before Sunrise
here we discover the first Signs of the wild turkey.

William Clark

Wild turkey, Meleagris gallopavo

Large turkey with a red head

On the great bend of the Missouri. Augst. 27th 1806.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Indigo, Amorpha fruticosa

Plant with a spike of purple petals

Photo ©2008 Dalgial. Permission via the Creative Commons 3.0 License.