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The Journals of Lewis and Clark Chapter Summary & Analysis - Leaving the Mandans Summary

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
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Leaving the Mandans Summary and Analysis

During their stay with the Mandans, the officers have a chance to discover many strange customs nnd habits of the native tribes. The Mandan city is a collection of villages where approximately 4500 people from different tribes and bands live. The Mandan women are generally very attractive and in January, some men end up with sexually transmitted diseases.

Throughout the winter, the captains spend a lot of time trying to convince the different chiefs that they would profit from establishing and maintaining peace with their neighbors. They always add that a warring nation may not only lose its wealth and liberty through war, but also the protection and care of its Great Father (the President).

On the ninth of February, Private Howard returns to the Fort by scaling its wall after a visit to the Mandan village late at night. He is...

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