LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION 200 YEARS AGO TODAY 10/26/1804

At the mouth of Knife River, the Corps reaches Mitutanka, the first of two Mandan villages. After the unpleasantness with the Teton Sioux, the captains have decided one will remain with the boats. Lewis walks to the village with interpreters. Clark, his neck bad again, stays at the river but welcomes and smokes with several of the chiefs. They enjoy watching a man grind corn with a steel mill and are perplexed by York.