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Letter from Clark to Charbonneau

On Board the Perogue Near the Ricara Village August 20th 1806 Charbono Sir Your present situation with the Indians givs me some concern. I wish now that I had advised you to come on with me to the Illinois where it most probably would be in my power to put…

Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, “Pomp”

Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was born on February 11, 1805 in Fort Mandan, near what today is Washburn, North Dakota. He was the son of  and . He was nicknamed Pomp, as was the tradition with the first born son of a  mother. When Jean Baptiste was 55 days old his…

Toussaint Charbonneau

Charbonneau was a particular individual, the least liked of all the members of the. Lewis referred to him as “a man of no peculiar merit”. Historians have portrayed him as a coward who hit his wife and had a particular attraction to young Native American girls.He is referred to as…