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Field Notes

>>Lewis & Clark feasted on their first buffalo near Yankton  >

Lewis then proceeded with orders for the prairie to be set on fire,
 the customary signal for inviting natives to council.
 Reaching the James River, a native swam out to one of the boats
 and informed the expedition that a large party of Yankton Sioux were nearby.
Under a large oak tree on August 30, Lewis delivered a speech
to the Yankton Tribe, gave them gifts, and smoked from the "Pipe of Peace".

In the evening, the whole party danced until a late hour.
The following morning the expedition listened to the
Grand Chief deliver his approval of Lewis' speech from the previous day.
They concluded with a smoke from the "Pipe of Peace"
and parted from the Yankton's with goodwill.
August 27 - 31, 1804

Did you Know?  Yankton, South Dakota was the Dakota Territory Capital from 1861 - 1883.  During its capital reign, Jack McCall was tried, convicted, and hung in Yankton for the shooting of Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood (1877).   Deadwood: The Complete Seasons 1-3 .

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