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Lewis & Clark
Journey Leg 21

Returning to the Mandans, Running a Sioux Gauntlet
August 13-September 09, 1806

Soon Lewis and Clark were back at the Mandan villages, where they bade farewell to some members of the expedition, including Sacagawea. On August 17 the party left the villages, Lewis's wound having healed enough for him to continue.

The expedition still had to run the gauntlet of the Teton Sioux. On August 30 nearly a hundred armed and mounted Sioux warriors lined the banks of the Missouri. The Corps kept to the middle of the river, however, and the encounter was one of threats and taunts only.


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