The Journals of Lewis and Clark - Study Guide To the Mandan Country Summary & Analysis

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
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On September 25, a party of natives Teton Sioux Indians, including a few Chiefs, meets with the explorers. The captains distribute gifs and medals but soon find they lack a good interpreter for the situation. They invite some members of the Indian party aboard their boats. Several Indians on shore start behaving aggressively and demand one of the pirogues as a tribute. The captains refuse to give up the pirogue; the situation becomes tense and the party manages to avoid a violent encounter. The situation is defused in part by a Teton chief, Black Buffalo, who is inclined to diplomacy. The Corps camps with the Tetons during the following 3 days, holding councils and diplomatic meetings when needed. The situation is rather tense and the men are constantly on their guard.

The Corps of Discovery leaves the area on September 29, with...

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