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    Was it the Mandan & Hidatsa, the tribes with whom they spent their first winter?

    IIRC, it was York, the African American manservant of Lewis, who fascinated the Mandan. He was strong, athletic, and well-coordinated

    York had a great time on the expedition. He had, had his own rifle. He got to vote. He was a full member of the expedition. He had a, the Indians loved him, and the Indian women especially loved York and he took full advantage of that so that on many occasions York would be missing that night and he would be in the lodge with one of the Indians. Sometimes with the Indian husband standing guard while the business was completed.

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    "My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it until now." - JFK during the 1962 Steel Crisis

    by Betty Pinson on Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 02:01:58 PM PDT

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