June 12, 1804: On this day, Lewis and Clark met a crew of traders coming down from the Sioux nations. With them was Pierre Dorian, an old man who had lived with the Sioux for twenty years. They persuaded him to go back with them as an interpreter.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.