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First Sign

On June 6, 1804, near Boonville, Missouri, William Clark remarked simply, "Some buffalow Sign to day." Hoofprints and dung, perhaps.

On June 28, in the vicinity of present-day Kansas City, they finally caught sight of some, but it was to be another two months before they would get close enough to shoot one.

--Joseph Mussulman

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First Kill

From Discovering Lewis & Clark ®, http://www.lewis-clark.org © 1998-2014
by The Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Washburn, North Dakota.
Journal excerpts are from The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by Gary E. Moulton
13 vols. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983-2001)