Near Bismark North Dakota, Lewis & Clark meet a One-eyed Giant Indian Chief who Tried rubbing the black off of a Black Man. The French called the Giant Le Borgne, Demon, Tyrant & Monster. Explorers & Giants Part 1

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Watercolor 1908 painting entitled 'YORK' of Le Borgne, the one-eyed giant Minnetaree Chief trying to rub the black off of York, a black man with Lewis & Clark.  The Painter may have only read Lewis & Clark's Journal.  The French described him as a one-eyed giant monster. Watercolor 1908 painting entitled ‘YORK’ of Le Borgne, the one-eyed giant Minnetaree Chief trying to rub the black off of York, a black man with Lewis & Clark. The Painter may have only read Lewis & Clark’s Journal. The French described him as a one-eyed giant monster.

[Journal date entry–Springtime]  The morning cloudy and cool, the wind from the north. the grand chief of the Minnetarees, who is called by the French Le Borgne, from having but one eye, came down for the first time to the fort. He was received with much attention, two guns being fired in honor of his arrival; the curiosities were exhibited to him, and as he said that he had not received the presents which we had sent to him on his arrival, we again gave him a flag, a medal, shirt, arm-braces, and the presents usual on such occasions, with all which he…

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~ by zamzummim on July 31, 2016.

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