the expedition wearing clothing typical to a woodland hunter. A bright silk scarf holds his long black hair. A rough, bloodstained linen smock is worn to protect his finer shirt which is printed with a 'window pane' check pattern. The blue trade cloth leggings are trimmed in red ribbon as are his woodland style moccasins. The bands below his knees holding his leggings in place are decorated with early style trade beads. Drouillard is armed with a Kentucky style rifle and his hunting bag is of buffalo hide, perhaps traded for from upriver tribes. The few descriptions of him mention his long, straight black hair and that he was unusually tall. One writer alluded to his legs being tattooed from the waist to his feet, a practice common among the early Illinois tribes and Shawnee and Delaware who had banded together in two large villages in the Cape Girardeau, Missouri area. Also common among the Shawnee tribe at this time was the slitting of the ear to accommodate numerous earrings. The ever present clay pipe rounds out this depiction of George Drouillard, one of the most valuable and mysterious members of the Corps of Discovery.