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With Verdure Clad
Bones of the Buffaloe

Indian Style

On July 16, 1805, some ten miles south of today's Cascade, Montana, Lewis experienced a new gustatory delight.

Drewyer killed a buffaloe this morning near the river and we halted and breakfasted on it. here for the first time I ate of the small guts of the buffaloe cooked over a blazing fire in the Indian style, without any preperation of washing or other clensing, and found them very good.

--Joseph Mussulman

With Verdure Clad
Bones of the Buffaloe

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)