Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Here are some pictographs from Sunday's boating excursion:

(Mom & Dad picnicking. Dad is wearing odd hat with flaps.)

(Across to the other shore.)

(Me in the blow-up kayak.)
They don't call it Lake Sakakawea for nothing. This is where Sakakawea (or Sacagawea) lived amongst the Hidatsa after they kidnapped her from the Shoshone and eventually sold her to the French-Canadian fur trader Toussaint Charbonneau who used her to get paid $5000 by Lewis & Clark for her skills. She was 15 when the Corps of Discovery met her acquaintance.

This area is now part of the Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Nation-- aka Fort Berthold Reservation.
P.S. scroll down to the July 4th entry to see a parade picture.

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