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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Above present Buryanek Recreation Area, the Expedition encounters a group of Teton Sioux. Through various interpreters, the Captains anger the Indians telling them to stay away or be killed and that they have armed the Mandan.

From the journals...

our encampment of this evening was a very disagreable one, bleak exposed to the winds, and the Sand wet. I pitched on this Situation to prevent being disturbed by those Scioux in the Course of the night as well as to avoid the Musquetors—

William Clark

Yankton Sioux, Psihdja-sahpa

Historical painting of by Karl Bodmer of a Yankton Sioux Indian

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.

we had not proceeded far before Saw a large plumb orchd of the most deelicious plumbs, out of this orchard 2 large Buck Elks ran the hunters killed them.

William Clark

American plum, Prunus americana

Plum orchard

Photo from USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. The image is not copyrighted.