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[Clark, September 1, 1805]
 September 1st Sunday 1805
 a fine morning Set out early and proceeded on over high ruged hills
 passing the heads of the Small runs which fall into the river on our
 left to a large Creek which falls into the river 6 miles to our left
 and encamped in the bottom, Some rain to day at 12 and in the evening
 which obliges us to Continu all night despatched 2 men to the mouth of
 the Creek to purchase fish of the Indians at that place, They returned
 with Some dried, we giged 4 Sammon & killed one Deer to Day. the
 Countrey which we passed to day is well watered & broken Pore Stoney
 hilly country except the bottoms of the Creek which is narrow, all the
 Indians leave us except our Guide, one man Shot two bear this evining
 unfortunately we Could git neither of them
 
 
 [Clark, September 2, 1805]
 September 2nd Monday 1805
 a Cloudy Mornin, raind Some last night we Set out early and proceeded
 on up the Creek, Crossed a large fork from the right and one from the
 left; and at 8 miles left the roade on which we were pursuing and which
 leads over to the Missouri; and proceeded up a West fork without a
 roade proceded on thro thickets in which we were obliged to Cut a road,
 over rockey hill Sides where our horses were in pitial danger of
 Slipping to Ther certain distruction & up & Down Steep hills, where
 Several horses fell, Some turned over, and others Sliped down Steep
 hill Sides, one horse Crippeled & 2 gave out. with the greatest
 dificuelty risque &c. we made five miles & Encamped on The left Side of
 the Creek in a Small Stoney bottom after night Some time before the
 rear Came up, one Load left, about 2 miles back, the horse on which it
 was Carried Crippled. Some rain at night
 
 
 [Clark, September 3, 1805]
 September 3rd Tuesday 1805
 A Cloudy morning, horses verry Stiff Sent 2 men back with the horse on
 which Capt Lewis rode for the load left back last night which detained
 us until) 8 oClock at which time we Set out. The Country is timbered
 with Pine Generally the bottoms have a variety of Srubs & the fur trees
 in Great abundance. hills high & rockey on each Side, in the after part
 of the day the high mountains closed the Creek on each Side and obliged
 us to take on the Steep Sides of those Mountains, So Steep that the
 horses Could Screcly keep from Slipping down, Several Sliped & Injured
 themselves verry much, with great dificuelty we made ____ miles &
 Encamped on a branh of the Creek we assended after Crossing Several
 Steep points & one mountain, but little to eate I killed 5 Pheasents &
 The huntes 4 with a little Corn afforded us a kind of Supper, at dusk
 it began to Snow at 3 oClock Some rain. The mountains to the East
 Covered with Snow. we met with a great misfortune, in haveing our last
 Thmometer broken by accident, This day we passed over emence hils and
 Some of the worst roade that ever horses passed our horses frequently
 fell Snow about 2 inches deep when it began to rain which termonated in
 a Sleet our genl. Courses nearly North from the R
 
 
 [Clark, September 4, 1805]
 September 4th Wednesday 1805
 a verry cold morning every thing wet and frosed, we detained untill 8
 oClock to thaw the covering for the baggage &c. &c. groun covered with
 Snow, we assended a mountain & took a Divideing ridge which we kept for
 Several Miles & fell on the head of a Creek which appeared to run the
 Course we wished to go, I was in front, & Saw Several of the Argalia or
 Ibex decended the mountain by verry Steep decent takeing the advantage
 of the points and best places to the Creek, where our hunter killed a
 Deer which we made use of and prosued our Course down the Creek to the
 forks about 5 miles where we met a part of the Flat head nation of 33
 Lodges about 80 men 400 Total and at least 500 horses, those people
 recved us friendly, threw white robes over our Sholders & Smoked in the
 pipes of peace, we Encamped with them & found them friendly but nothing
 but berries to eate a part of which they gave us, those Indians are
 well dressed with Skin Shirts & robes, they Stout & light complected
 more So than Common for Indians, The Chiefs harangued untill late at
 night, Smoked our pipe and appeared Satisfied. I was the first white
 man who ever wer on the waters of this river.
 
 
 [Clark, September 5, 1805]
 September 5th Thursday 1805
 a Cloudy morning we assembled the Chiefs & warriers and Spoke to them
 (with much dificuely as what we Said had to pass through Several
 languajes before it got in to theirs, which is a gugling kind of
 languaje Spoken much thro the fhrought) we informed them who we were,
 where we Came from, where bound and for what purpose &c. &c. and
 requsted to purchase & exchange a fiew horses with them, in the Course
 of the day I purchased 11 horses & exchanged 7 for which we gave a fiew
 articles of merchendize. those people possess ellegant horses.--we made
 4 Chiefs whome we gave meadels & a few Small articles with Tobacco; the
 women brought us a few berries & roots to eate and the Principal Chief
 a Dressed Brarow, otter & two Goat & antilope Skins
 Those people wore their hair the men Cewed with otter Skin on each Side
 falling over the Sholrs forward, the women loose promisquisly over ther
 Sholdrs & face long Shirts which Coms to the anckles & tied with a belt
 about their waste with a roabe over, the have but fiew ornaments and
 what they do were are Similar to the Snake Indians, They Call
 themselves Eoote-lash-Schute and consist of 450 Lodges in all and
 divided into Several bands on the heads of Columbia river & Missouri,
 Some low down the Columbia River
 
 
 [Clark, September 6, 1805]
 September 6th Friday 1805
 Some little rain, purchased two fine horses & took a Vocabiliary of the
 language litened our loads & packed up, rained contd. Untill 12 oClock
 we Set out at 2 oClock at the Same time all the Indians Set out on Ther
 way to meet the Snake Indians at the 3 forks of the Missouri. Crossed a
 Small river from the right we call ____ Soon after Setting out, also a
 Small Creek from the North all three forks Comeing together below our
 Camp at which place the Mountains Close on each Side of the river, We
 proceeded on N 30 W. Crossed a Mountain and Struck the river Several
 miles down, at which place the Indians had Encamped two days before, we
 Proceeded on Down the River which is 30 yds. wide Shallow & Stoney.
 Crossing it Several times & Encamped in a Small bottom on the right
 side. rained this evening nothing to eate but berries, our flour out,
 and but little Corn, the hunters killed 2 pheasents only--all our
 horses purchased of the oote lash Shutes we Secured well for fear of
 their leaveing of us, and watched them all night for fear of their
 leaving us or the Indians prosuing & Steeling them.
 
 
 [Clark, September 7, 1805]
 September 7th Satturday 1805
 A Cloudy & rainie Day the greater Part of the Day dark & Drisley we
 proceedd on down the river thro a Vallie passed Several Small Runs on
 the right & 3 creeks on the left The Vallie from 1 to 2 miles wide the
 Snow top mountains to our left, open hilley Countrey on the right. Saw
 2 horses left by the Indians Those horses were as wild a Elk. One of
 our hunters Came up this morning without his horse, in the course of
 the night the horse broke loose & Cleared out--we did not make Camp
 untill dark, for the want of a good place, one of our hunters did not
 join us this evening. he haveing killed an elk packed his horses &
 could not overtake us
 
 
 [Clark, September 8, 1805]
 September 8th Sunday 1805
 a Cloudy morning Set out early and proceeded on through an open vallie
 for 23 miles passed 4 Creeks on the right Some runs on the left, The
 bottoms as also the hills Stoney bad land. Some pine on the Creeks and
 mountains, an partial on the hills to the right hand Side. two of our
 hunters came up with us at 12 oClock with an Elk, & Buck--the wind from
 the N. W. & Cold. The foot of the Snow mountains approach the River on
 the left Side. Some Snow on The mountain to the right also proceeded on
 down the Vallie which is pore Stoney land and encamped on the right
 Side of the river a hard rain all the evening we are all Cold and wet.
 on this part of the river on the head of Clarks River I observe great
 quantities of a peculiar Sort of Prickly peare grow in Clusters ovel &
 about the Size of a Pigions egge with Strong Thorns which is So birded
 as to draw the Pear from the Cluster after penetrateing our feet.
 Drewyer killed a Deer. I killed a prarie fowl we found 2 mears and a
 Colt the mears were lame, we ventered to let our late purchase of
 horses loose to night
 
 
 [Lewis, September 9, 1805]
 Monday September 9th 1805.
 Set out at 7 A M. this morning and proceeded down the Flathead river
 leaving it on our left, the country in the valley of this river is
 generally a prarie and from five to 6 miles wide the growth is almost
 altogether pine principally of the longleafed kind, with some spruce
 and a kind of furr resembleing the scotch furr. near the wartercourses
 we find a small proportion of the narrow leafed cottonwood some redwood
 honeysuckle and rosebushes form the scant proportion of underbrush to
 be seen. at 12 we halted on a small branch which falls in to the river
 on the E. side, where we breakfasted on a scant proportion of meat
 which we had reserved from the hunt of yesterday added to three geese
 which one of our hunters killed this morning. two of our hunters have
 arrived, one of them brought with him a redheaded woodpecker of the
 large kind common to the U States. this is the first of the kind I have
 seen since I left the Illinois. just as we were seting out Drewyer
 arrived with two deer. we continued our rout down the valley about 4
 miles and crossed the river; it is hear a handsome stream about 100
 yards wide and affords a considerable quantity of very clear water, the
 banks are low and it's bed entirely gravel. the stream appears
 navigable, but from the circumstance of their being no sammon in it I
 believe that there must be a considerable fall in it below. our guide
 could not inform us where this river discharged itself into the
 columbia river, he informed us that it continues it's course along the
 mountains to the N. as far as he knew it and that not very distant from
 where we then were it formed a junction with a stream nearly as large
 as itself which took it's rise in the mountains near the Missouri to
 the East of us and passed through an extensive valley generally open
 prarie which forms an excellent pass to the Missouri. the point of the
 Missouri where this Indian pass intersects it, is about 30 miles above
 the gates of the rocky mountain, or the place where the valley of the
 Missouri first widens into an extensive plain after entering the rockey
 mountains. the guide informed us that a man might pass to the missouri
 from hence by that rout in four days. we continued our rout down the W.
 side of the river about 5 miles further and encamped on a large creek
 which falls in on the West as our guide informes that we should leave
 the river at this place and the weather appearing settled and fair I
 determined to halt the next day rest our horses and take some
 scelestial Observations. we called this Creek Travellers rest. it is
 about 20 yards wide a fine bould clear runing stream the land through
 which we passed is but indifferent a could white gravley soil. we
 estimate our journey of this day at 19 M.
 
 
 [Clark, September 9, 1805]
 September 9th Monday 1805
 a fair morning Set out early and proceeded on thro a plain as yesterday
 down the valley Crossed a large Scattering Creek on which Cotton trees
 grew at 11/2 miles, a Small one at 10 miles, both from the right, the
 main river at 15 miles & Encamped on a large Creek from the left which
 we call Travelers rest Creek. killed 4 deer & 4 Ducks & 3 prarie fowls.
 day fair Wind N. W. See Suplement
 
 
 [Lewis, September 10, 1805]
 Tuesday September 10th 1805.
 The morning being fair I sent out all the hunters, and directed two of
 them to procede down the river as far as it's junction with the Eastern
 fork which heads near the missouri, and return this evening. this fork
 of the river we determined to name the Valley plain river. I think it
 most probable that this river continues it's course along the rocky
 Mts. Northwardly as far or perhaps beyond the scources of Medecine
 river and then turning to the West falls into the Tacootchetessee. The
 Minetares informed us that there was a large river west of, and at no
 great distance from the sources of Medecine river, which passed along
 the Rocky Mountains from S. to N.this evening one of our hunters
 returned accompanyed by three men of the Flathead nation whom he had
 met in his excurtion up travellers rest Creek. on first meeting him the
 Indians were allarmed and prepared for battle with their bows and
 arrows, but he soon relieved their fears by laying down his gun and
 advancing towards them. the Indians were mounted on very fine horses of
 which the Flatheads have a great abundance; that is, each man in the
 nation possesses from 20 to a hundred head. our guide could not speake
 the language of these people but soon engaged them in conversation by
 signs or jesticulation, the common language of all the Aborigines of
 North America, it is one understood by all of them and appears to be
 sufficiently copious to convey with a degree of certainty the outlines
 of what they wish to communicate. in this manner we learnt from these
 people that two men which they supposed to be of the Snake nation had
 stolen 23 horses from them and that they were in pursuit of the
 theaves. they told us they were in great hast, we gave them some boiled
 venison, of which the eat sparingly. the sun was now set, two of them
 departed after receiving a few small articles which we gave them, and
 the third remained, having agreed to continue with us as a guide, and
 to introduce us to his relations whom he informed us were numerous and
 resided in the plain below the mountains on the columbia river, from
 whence he said the water was good and capable of being navigated to the
 sea; that some of his relation were at the sea last fall and saw an old
 whiteman who resided there by himself and who had given them some
 handkerchiefs such as he saw in our possession.--he said it would
 require five sleeps wich is six days travel, to reach his relations.
 the Flatheads are a very light coloured people of large stature and
 comely form.
 
 
 [Clark, September 10, 1805]
 September 10th Tuesday 1805
 A fair morning Concluded to Delay to day and make Some observations, as
 at this place the rout which we are to prosue will pass up the
 Travelers rest Creek, The day proved fair and we took equal altitudes &
 Some Inner observations. The Latd. 46° 48' 28" as the guide report that
 no game is to be found on our rout for a long ways, ads an addition to
 the cause of our delay to precure Some meat, despatched all our hunters
 in different directions, to hunt the Deer which is the only large game
 to be found they killed 4 deer a Beaver & 3 Grouse which was divided,
 one of the hunters Colter, met with 3 Tushapaw Indians who were in
 pursuit of 2 Snake Indians that bade taken from ther Camps on the head
 of Kooskooske River 21 horses, Those Indians came with Colter to our
 Camp & informed by Signs of their misfortune & the rout to ther
 villages &c. &c. one of them Concluded to return with us. we gave them
 a ring fish hook & tied a pece of ribin in the hare of each which
 appeared to please them verry much, Cap Lewis gave them a Steel & a
 little Powder to make fire, after eating 2 of them proceeded on in
 pursute of their horses. men all much engaged preparing mockersons &c.
 &c. The Countrey about this place is already described in that above.
 
 
 [Clark, September 11, 1805]
 September 11th Wednesday 1805
 A fair morning wind from the N W we Set out at 3 oClock and proceeded
 on up the Travelers rest Creek, accompanied by the flat head or
 Tushapaws Indians about 7 miles below this Creek a large fork comes in
 from the right and heads up against the waters of the Missouri below
 the Three forks, this river has extensive Vallies of open leavel land,
 "and passes in its Whole Course thro a Valie" they call it our Guide
 tels us a fine large roade passes up this river to the Missouri--The
 loss of 2 of our horses detained us util. 3 oClock. P.M. our Flathead
 Indian being restless thought proper to leave us and proceed on alone,
 Sent out the hunters to hunt in advance as usial. (we have Selected 4
 of the best hunters to go in advance to hunt for the party. This
 arrangement has been made long sinc) we Proceeded on up the Creek on
 the right Side thro a narrow valie and good road for 7 miles and
 Encamped at Some old Indian Lodges, nothing killed this evening hills
 on the right high & ruged, the mountains on the left high & Covered
 with Snow. The day Verry worm
 
 
 [Clark, September 12, 1805]
 September 12th Thursday 1805
 a white frost Set out at 7 oClock & proceeded on up the Creek, passed a
 Fork on the right on which I saw near an old Indian encampment a Swet
 house Covered wthh earth, at 2 miles assended a high hill & proceeded
 through a hilley and thickly timbered Countrey for 9 miles & on the
 Right of the Creek, passing Several branches from the right of fine
 clear water and Struck at a fork at which place the road forks, one
 passing up each fork. The Timber is Short & long leaf Pine Spruce Pine
 & fur. The road through this hilley Countrey is verry bad passing over
 hills & thro Steep hollows, over falling timber &c. &c. continued on &
 passed Some most intolerable road on the Sides of the Steep Stoney
 mountains, which might be avoided by keeping up the Creek which is
 thickly covered with under groth & falling timber Crossed a mountain 8
 miles with out water & encamped on a hill Side on the Creek after
 Decending a long Steep mountain, Some of our Party did not git up
 untill 10 oClock P M. I mad camp at 8 on this roade & particularly on
 this Creek the Indians have pealed a number of Pine for the under bark
 which they eate at certain Seasons of the year, I am told in the Spring
 they make use of this bark our hunters Killed only one Pheasent this
 after noon. Party and horses much fatigued.
 
 
 [Clark, September 13, 1805]
 September 13th Wednesday 1805 a cloudy morning Capt Lewis and one of
 our guides lost their horses, Capt Lewis & 4 men detained to hunt the
 horses, I proceeded on with the partey up the Creek at 2 miles passed
 Several Springs which I observed the Deer Elk &c. had made roads to,
 and below one of the Indians had made a whole to bathe, I tasted this
 water and found it hot & not bad tasted The last ____ in further
 examonation I found this water nearly boiling hot at the places it
 Spouted from the rocks (which a hard Corse Grit, and of great size the
 rocks on the Side of the Mountain of the Same texture) I put my finger
 in the water, at first could not bare it in a Second-as Several roads
 led from these Springs in different derections, my Guide took a wrong
 road and took us out of our rout 3 miles through intolerable rout,
 after falling into the right road I proceeded on thro tolerabl rout for
 abt. 4 or 5 miles and halted to let our horses graze as well as waite
 for Capt Lewis who has not yet Come up, The pine Countrey falling
 timber &c. &c. Continue. This Creek is verry much darned up with the
 beaver, but we can See none, dispatched two men back to hunt Capt Lewis
 horse, after he came up, and we proceeded over a mountain to the head
 of the Creek which we left to our left and at 6 miles from the place I
 nooned it, we fell on a Small Creek from the left which Passed through
 open glades Some of which 1/2 a mile wide, we proceeded down this Creek
 about 2 miles to where the mountains Closed on either Side crossing the
 Creek Several times & Encamped.
 One Deer & Some Pheasants killed this morning, I shot 4 Pheasents of
 the Common Kind except the taile was black. The road over the last
 mountain was thick Steep & Stoney as usial, after passing the head of
 Travelers rest Creek, the road was verry fine leavel open & firm Some
 mountains in view to the S E & S W. Covered with Snow.
 
 
 [Clark, September 14, 1805]
 September 14th Thursday 1805
 a Cloudy day in the Valies it rained and hailed, on the top of the
 mountains Some Snow fell we Set out early and Crossed a high mountn on
 the right of the Creek for 6 miles to the forks of the Glade Creek the
 right hand fork which falls in is about the Size of the other, we
 Crossed to the left Side at the foks, and Crossd a verry high Steep
 mountain for 9 miles to a large fork from the left which appears to
 head in the Snow toped mountains Southerley and S. E. we Crossd. Glade
 Creek above its mouth, at a place the Tushepaws or Flat head Indians
 have made 2 wears across to Catch Sammon and have but latterly left the
 place I could see no fish, and the grass entirely eaten out by the
 horses, we proceeded on 2 miles & Encamped opposit a Small Island at
 the mouth of a branch on the right side of the river which is at this
 place 80 yards wide, Swift and Stoney, here we wer compelled to kill a
 Colt for our men & Selves to eat for the want of meat & we named the
 South fork Colt killed Creek, and this river we Call Flathead River-
 The Mountains which we passed today much worst than yesterday the last
 excessively bad & Thickly Strowed with falling timber & Pine Spruc fur
 Hackmatak & Tamerack, Steep & Stoney our men and horses much fatigued,
 The rain ____
 
 
 [Clark, September 15, 1805]
 Wednesday Septr. 15th 1805
 We set out early. the morning Cloudy and proceeded on Down the right
 Side of River over Steep points rockey & buschey as usial for 4 miles
 to an old Indian fishing place, here the road leaves the river to the
 left and assends a mountain winding in every direction to get up the
 Steep assents & to pass the emence quantity of falling timber which had
 falling from dift. causes i e. fire & wind and has deprived the Greater
 part of the Southerley Sides of this mountain of its gren timber, 4
 miles up the mountain I found a Spring and halted for the rear to come
 up and to let our horses rest & feed, about 2 hours the rear of the
 party came up much fatigued & horses more So, Several horses Sliped and
 roled down Steep hills which hurt them verry much The one which Carried
 my desk & Small trunk Turned over & roled down a mountain for 40 yards
 & lodged against a tree, broke the Desk the horse escaped and appeared
 but little hurt Some others verry much hurt, from this point I observed
 a range of high mountains Covered with Snow from S E. to S W with Their
 top bald or void of timber. after two hours delay we proceeded on up
 the mountain Steep & ruged as usial, more timber near the top, when we
 arrived at the top As we Conceved we could find no water and Concluded
 to Camp and make use of the Snow we found on the top to cook the remnt.
 of our Colt & make our Supe, evening verry Cold and Cloudy. Two of our
 horses gave out, pore and too much hurt to proceed on and left in the
 rear--nothing killed to day except 2 Phests.
 From this mountain I could observe high ruged mountains in every
 direction as far as I could See. with the greatest exertion we Could
 only make 12 miles up this mountain and encamped on the top of the
 mountain near a Bank of old Snow about 3 feet deep lying on the
 Northern Side of the mountain and in Small banks on the top & leavel
 parts of the mountain, we melted the Snow to drink, and Cook our horse
 flesh to eat.
 
 
 [Clark, September 16, 1805]
 Saturday Septr. 16th 1805
 began to Snow about 3 hours before Day and Continud all day the Snow in
 The morning 4 Inches deep on The old Snow, and by night we found it
 from 6 to 8 Inches deep I walked in front to keep the road and found
 great dificuelty in keeping it as in maney places the Snow had entirely
 filled up the track, and obliged me to hunt Several minits for the
 track at 12 oClock we halted on the top of the mountain to worm & dry
 our Selves a little as well as to let our horses rest and graze a
 little on Some long grass which I observed, (on) The South Steep hills
 Side & falling timber Continue to day, and a thickly timbered Countrey
 of 8 different kinds of pine, which are So covered with Snow, that in
 passing thro them we are continually covered with Snow, I have been wet
 and as cold in every part as I ever was in my life, indeed I was at one
 time fearfull my feet would freeze in the thin mockersons which I wore,
 after a Short delay in the middle of the Day, I took one man and
 proceeded on as fast as I could about 6 miles to a Small branch passing
 to the right, halted and built fires for the party agains their arrival
 which was at Dusk verry cold and much fatigued we Encamped at this
 Branch in a thickly timbered bottom which was Scercely large enough for
 us to lie leavil, men all wet cold and hungary. Killed a Second Colt
 which we all Suped hartily on and thought it fine meat.
 I saw 4 Black tail Deer to day before we Set out which came up the
 mountain and what is Singular Snaped 7 tims at a large buck. it is
 Singular as my gun has a Steel frisen and never Snaped 7 times before
 in examining her found the flint loose to describe the road of this day
 would be a repitition of yesterday excpt the Snow which made it much
 wors to proseed as we had in maney places to derect our Selves by the
 appearence of the rubbings of the Packs against the trees which have
 limbs quiet low and bending downwards
 
 
 [Clark, September 17, 1805]
 Sunday 17th Septr. 1805
 Cloudy morning our horses much Scattered which detained us untill one
 oClock P.M. at which time we Set out the falling Snow & Snow from the
 trees which kept us wet all the after noon passed over Several high
 ruged Knobs and Several dreans & Springs passing to the right, &
 passing on the ridge devideing the waters of two Small rivers. road
 excessively bad Snow on the Knobs, no Snow in the vallies Killed a fiew
 Pheasents which was not Sufficient for our Supper which compelled us to
 kill Something. a coalt being the most useless part of our Stock he
 fell a Prey to our appetites. The after part of the day fare, we made
 only 10 miles to day two horses fell & hurt themselves very much. we
 Encamped on the top of a high Knob of the mountain at a run passing to
 the left. we proceed on as yesterday, & with dificulty found the road
 
 
 [Lewis, September 18, 1805]
 Wednesday September 18th 1805.
 Cap Clark set out this morning to go a head with six hunters. there
 being no game in these mountains we concluded it would be better for
 one of us to take the hunters and hurry on to the leavel country a head
 and there hunt and provide some provision while the other remained with
 and brought on the party the latter of these was my part; accordingly I
 directed the horses to be gotten up early being determined to force my
 march as much as the abilities of our horses would permit. the
 negligence of one of the party Willard who had a spare horse not
 attending to him and bringing him up last evening was the cause of our
 detention this morning untill 1/2 after 8 A M when we set out. I sent
 willard back to serch for his horse, and proceeded on with the party at
 four in the evening he overtook us without the horse, we marched 18
 miles this day and encamped on the side of a steep mountain; we
 suffered for water this day passing one rivulet only; we wer fortunate
 in finding water in a steep raviene about 1/2 maile from our camp. this
 morning we finished the remainder of our last coult. we dined & suped
 on a skant proportion of portable soupe, a few canesters of which, a
 little bears oil and about 20 lbs. of candles form our stock of
 provision, the only recources being our guns & packhorses. the first is
 but a poor dependance in our present situation where there is nothing
 upon earth exept ourselves and a few small pheasants, small grey
 Squirrels, and a blue bird of the vulter kind about the size of a
 turtle dove or jay bird. our rout lay along the ridge of a high
 mountain course S. 20 W. 18 in. used the snow for cooking.
 
 
 [Clark, September 18, 1805]
 Monday 18th Septr. 1805
 a fair morning cold I proceded on in advance with Six hunters to try
 and find deer or Something to kill we passed over a countrey Similar to
 the one of yesterday more falling timber passed Several runs & Springs
 passing to the right from the top of a high part of the mountain at 20
 miles I had a view of an emence Plain and leavel Countrey to the S W. &
 West at a great distance a high mountain in advance beyond the Plain,
 Saw but little Sign of deer and nothing else, much falling timber, made
 32 miles and Encamped on a bold running Creek passing to the left which
 I call Hungery Creek as at that place we had nothing to eate. I halted
 only one hour to day to let our horses feed on Grass and rest
 
 
 [Lewis, September 19, 1805]
 Thursday September 19th 1805.
 Set out this morning a little after sun rise and continued our rout
 about the same course of yesterday or S. 20 W. for 6 miles when the
 ridge terminated and we to our inexpressable joy discovered a large
 tract of Prairie country lying to the S. W. and widening as it appeared
 to extend to the W. through that plain the Indian informed us that the
 Columbia river, in which we were in surch run. this plain appeared to
 be about 60 Miles distant, but our guide assured us that we should
 reach it's borders tomorrow the appearance of this country, our only
 hope for subsistance greately revived the sperits of the party already
 reduced and much weakened for the want of food. the country is thickly
 covered with a very heavy growth of pine of which I have ennumerated 8
 distinct species. after leaving the ridge we asscended and decended
 several steep mountains in the distance of 6 miles further when we
 struck a Creek about 15 yards wide our course being S. 35 W. we
 continued our rout 6 miles along the side of this creek upwards passing
 2 of it's branches which flowed in from the N. 1st at the place we
 struck the creek and the other 3 miles further. the road was
 excessively dangerous along this creek being a narrow rockey path
 generally on the side of steep precipice, from which in many places if
 ether man or horse were precipitated they would inevitably be dashed in
 pieces. Fraziers horse fell from this road in the evening, and roled
 with his load near a hundred yards into the Creek. we all expected that
 the horse was killed but to our astonishment when the load was taken
 off him he arose to his feet & appeared to be but little injured, in 20
 minutes he proceeded with his load. this was the most wonderfull escape
 I ever witnessed, the hill down which he roled was almost perpendicular
 and broken by large irregular and broken rocks. the course of this
 Creek upwards due W. we encamped on the Stard. side of it in a little
 raviene, having traveled 18 miles over a very bad road. we took a small
 quantity of portable soup, and retired to rest much fatiegued. several
 of the men are unwell of the disentary. brakings out, or irruptions of
 the Skin, have also been common with us for some time.
 
 
 [Clark, September 19, 1805]
 Tuesday 19th Septr. 1805
 Set out early proceeded on up the Creek passing through a Small glade
 at 6 miles at which place we found a horse. I derected him killed and
 hung up for the party after takeing a brackfast off for our Selves
 which we thought fine after Brackfast proceed on up the Creek two miles
 & left it to our right passed over a mountain, and the heads of branch
 of hungary Creek, two high mountains, ridges and through much falling
 timber (which caused our road of to day to be double the derect
 distance on the Course) Struck a large Creek passing to our left which
 I Kept down for 4 miles and left it to our left & passed over a
 mountain bad falling timber to a Small Creek passing to our left and
 Encamped. I killed 2 Pheasents, but fiew birds Blue jay, Small white
 headed hawk, Some Crows & ravins & large hawks. road bad.
 
 
 [Lewis, September 20, 1805]
 Friday September 20th 1805.
 This morning my attention was called to a species of bird which I had
 never seen before. It was reather larger than a robbin, tho much it's
 form and action. the colours were a blueish brown on the back the wings
 and tale black, as wass a stripe above the croop 3/4 of an inch wide in
 front of the neck, and two others of the same colour passed from it's
 eyes back along the sides of the head. the top of the head, neck brest
 and belley and butts of the wing were of a fine yellowish brick reed.
 it was feeding on the buries of a species of shoemake or ash which
 grows common in country & which I first observed on 2d of this month. I
 have also observed two birds of a blue colour both of which I believe
 to be of the haulk or vulter kind. the one of a blue shining colour
 with a very high tuft of feathers on the head a long tale, it feeds on
 flesh the beak and feet black. it's note is cha-ah, cha-ah. it is about
 the size of a pigeon; and in shape and action resembles the jay bird.-
 another bird of very similar genus, the note resembling the mewing of
 the cat, with a white head and a light blue colour is also common, as
 are a black species of woodpecker about the size of the lark woodpecker
 Three species of Pheasants, a large black species, with some white
 feathers irregularly scattered on the brest neck and belley a smaller
 kind of a dark uniform colour with a red stripe above the eye, and a
 brown and yellow species that a good deel resembles the phesant common
 to the Atlantic States. we were detained this morning untill ten oclock
 in consequence of not being enabled to collect our horses. we had
 proceeded about 2 miles when we found the greater part of a horse which
 Capt Clark had met with and killed for us. he informed me by note that
 he should proceed as fast as possible to the leavel country which lay
 to the S. W. of us, which we discovered from the hights of the
 mountains on the 19th there he intended to hunt untill our arrival. at
 one oclock we halted and made a hearty meal on our horse beef much to
 the comfort of our hungry stomachs. here I larnt that one of the
 Packhorses with his load was missing and immediately dispatched
 Baptiest Lapage who had charge of him, to surch for him. he returned at
 ;3 OC. without the horse. The load of the horse was of considerable
 value consisting of merchandize and all my stock of winter cloathing. I
 therefore dispatched two of my best woodsmen in surch of him, and
 proceeded with the party. Our rout lay through a thick forrest of large
 pine the general course being S. 25 W. and distance about 15 miles. our
 road was much obstructed by fallen timber particularly in the evening
 we encamped on a ridge where ther was but little grass for our horses,
 and at a distance from water. however we obtained as much as served our
 culinary purposes and suped on our beef. the soil as you leave the
 hights of the mountains becomes gradually more fertile. the land
 through which we passed this evening is of an excellent quality tho
 very broken, it is a dark grey soil. a grey free stone appearing in
 large masses above the earth in many places. saw the hucklebury,
 honeysuckle, and alder common to the Atlantic states, also a kind of
 honeysuckle which bears a white bury and rises about 4 feet high not
 common but to the western side of the rockey mountains. a growth which
 resembles the choke cherry bears a black bury with a single stone of a
 sweetish taste, it rises to the hight of 8 or 10 feet and grows in
 thick clumps. the Arborvita is also common and grows to an immence
 size, being from 2 to 6 feet in diameter.
 
 
 [Clark, September 20, 1805]
 Wednesday 20th September 1805
 I Set out early and proceeded on through a Countrey as ruged as usial
 passed over a low mountain into the forks of a large Creek which I kept
 down 2 miles and assended a Steep mountain leaveing the Creek to our
 left hand passed the head of Several dreans on a divideing ridge, and
 at 12 miles decended the mountain to a leavel pine Countrey proceeded
 on through a butifull Countrey for three miles to a Small Plain in
 which I found maney Indian lodges, at the distance of 1 mile from the
 lodges I met 3 boys, when they Saw me ran and hid themselves searched
 found gave them Small pieces of ribin & Sent them forward to the
 village a man Came out to meet me with;great Caution & Conducted us to
 a large Spacious Lodge which he told me (by Signs) was the Lodge of his
 great Chief who had Set out 3 days previous with all the Warriers of
 the nation to war on a South West derection & would return in 15 or 18
 days. the fiew men that were left in the Village aged, great numbers of
 women geathered around me with much apparent Signs of fear, and apr.
 pleased they gave us a Small piece of Buffalow meat, Some dried Salmon
 beries & roots in different States, Some round and much like an onion
 which they call quamash the Bread or Cake is called Passhe-co Sweet, of
 this they make bread & Supe they also gave us the bread made of this
 root all of which we eate hartily, I gave them a fiew Small articles as
 preasents, and proceeded on with a Chief to his Village 2 miles in the
 Same Plain, where we were treated kindly in their way and continued
 with them all night Those two Villages consist of about 30 double
 lodges, but fiew men a number of women & children; They call themselves
 Cho pun-nish or Pierced Noses; " their dialect appears verry different
 from the Tushapaws altho origneally the Same people" They are darker
 than the Tushapaws Their dress Similar, with more beads white & blue
 principally, brass & Copper in different forms, Shells and ware their
 haire in the Same way. they are large Portley men Small women & handsom
 fetued Emence quantity of the quawmash or Pas-shi-co root gathered & in
 piles about the plains, those roots grow much an onion in marshey
 places the seed are in triangular Shell on the Stalk. they Sweat them
 in the following manner i. e. dig a large hole 3 feet deep Cover the
 bottom with Split wood on the top of which they lay Small Stones of
 about 3 or 4 Inches thick, a Second layer of Splited wood & Set the
 whole on fire which heats the Stones, after the fire is extinguished
 they lay grass & mud mixed on the Stones, on that dry grass which
 Supports the Pash-Shi-co root a thin Coat of the Same grass is laid on
 the top, a Small fire is kept when necessary in the Center of the kite
 &c.
 I find myself verry unwell all the evening from eateing the fish &
 roots too freely. Sent out the hunters they killed nothing Saw Some
 Signs of deer.
 
 
 [Lewis, September 21, 1805]
 Saturday September 21st 1805.
 We were detained this morning untill 11 OCk. in consequence of not
 being able to collect our horses. we then set out and proceeded along
 the ridge on which we had encamped, leaving which at 11/2 we passed a
 large creek runing to the left just above it's junction with another
 which run parrallel with and on the left of our road before we struck
 the creek; through the level wide and heavy timbered bottom of this
 creek we proceeded about 21/2 miles when bearing to the right we passed
 a broken country heavily timbered great quantities of which had fallen
 and so obstructed our road that it was almost impracticable to proceed
 in many places. though these hills we proceeded about 5 Ms. when we
 passed a small creek on which Capt Clark encamped on the 19th passing
 this creek we continued our rout 5 Ms thro a similar country when we
 struck a large creek at the forks, passed the Northen branch and
 continued down it on the West side 1 mile and encamped in a small open
 bottom where there was tolerable food for our horses. I directed the
 horses to be hubbled to prevent delay in the morning being determined
 to make a forced march tomorrow in order to reach if possible the open
 country. we killed a few Pheasants, and I killd a prarie woolf which
 together with the ballance of our horse beef and some crawfish which we
 obtained in the creek enabled us to make one more hearty meal, not
 knowing where the next was to be found. the Arborvita increases in
 quantity and size. I saw several sticks today large enough to form
 eligant perogues of at least 45 feet in length.--I find myself growing
 weak for the want of food and most of the men complain of a similar
 deficiency and have fallen off very much. the general course of this
 day S 30 W 15M.
 
 
 [Clark, September 21, 1805]
 Septr. 21st Saturday 1805
 a fine morning Sent out all the hunters early in different directions
 to Kill Something and delayed with the Indians to prevent Suspicion &
 to acquire as much information as possible. one of them Drew me a Chart
 of the river & nations below informed of one falls below which the
 white men lived from whome they got white beeds cloth &c. &c. The day
 proved warm, 2 Chifs of Bands visited me to day--the hunters all
 returned without any thing, I collected a horse load of roots & 3
 Sammon & Sent R Fields with one Indian to meet Capt Lewis at 4 oClock
 Set out with the other men to the river, passed thro a fine Pine
 Country decended a Steep ruged hill verry long to a Small river which
 comes from our left and I suppose it to be ____ River passed down the
 river 2 miles on a Steep hill side at r r oClock P.M. arrived at a camp
 of 5 Squars a boy & 2 Children those people were glad to See us & gave
 us drid Sammon one had formerly been taken by the Minitarries of the
 north & Seen white men, our guide called the Chief who was fishing on
 the other Side of the river, whome I found a Cherfull man of about 65 I
 gave him a Medal.
 
 
 [Clark, September 21, 1805]
 Thursday 21st Septr. 1805
 A fine morning Sent out all the hunters in different directions to hunt
 deer, I myself delayd with the Chief to prevent Suspission and to
 Collect by Signs as much information as possible about the river and
 Countrey in advance. The Cheif drew me a kind of chart of the river,
 and informed me that a greater Cheif than himself was fishing at the
 river half a days march from his village called the twisted hare, and
 that the river forked a little below his Camp and at a long distance
 below & below 2 large forks one from the left & the other from the
 right the river passed thro'gh the mountains at which place was a great
 fall of the water passing through the rocks, at those falls white
 people lived from whome they preceured the white Beeds & Brass &c.
 which the womin wore; a Chief of another band visit me to day and
 Smoked a pipe, I gave my handkerchief & a Silver Cord with a little
 Tobacco to those Chiefs, The hunters all return without any thing, I
 purchased as much Provisions as I could with what fiew things I chaned
 to have in my Pockets, Such a Salmon Bread roots & berries, & Sent one
 man R. Fields with an Indian to meet Capt. Lewis, and at 4 oClock P M.
 Set out to the river, met a man at dark on his way from the river to
 the village, whome I hired and gave the neck handkerchief of one of the
 men, to polit me to the Camp of the twisted hare we did not arrive at
 the Camp of the Twisted hare but oppost, untill half past 11 oClock P
 M. found at this Camp five Squars & 3 Children. my guide called to the
 Chief who was Encamped with 2 others on a Small Island in the river, he
 Soon joind me, I found him a Chearfull man with apparant Siencerity, I
 gave him a medal &c. and Smoked untill 1 oClock a.m. and went to Sleep.
 The Countrey from the mountains to the river hills is a leavel rich
 butifull Pine Countrey badly watered, thinly timbered & covered with
 grass--The weather verry worm after decending into the low Countrey,-
 the river hills are verry high & Steep, Small bottoms to this little
 river which is Flat head & is 160 yards wide and Sholey This river is
 the one we killed the first Coalt on near a fishing were I am verry
 Sick to day and puke which relive me.
 
 
 [Lewis, September 22, 1805]
 Sunday September 22cd 1805.
 Notwithstanding my positive directions to hubble the horses last
 evening one of the men neglected to comply. he plead ignorance of the
 order. this neglect however detained us untill 1/2 after eleven OCk at
 which time we renewed our march, our course being about west. we had
 proceeded about two and a half miles when we met Reubin Fields one of
 oure hunters, whom Capt. Clark had dispatched to meet us with some
 dryed fish and roots that he had procured from a band of Indians, whose
 lodges were about eight miles in advance. I ordered the party to halt
 for the purpose of taking some refreshment. I divided the fish roots
 and buries, and was happy to find a sufficiency to satisfy compleatly
 all our appetites. Fields also killed a crow after refreshing ourselves
 we proceeded to the village due West 71/2 Miles where we arrived at 5
 OCk. in the afternoon our rout was through lands heavily timbered, the
 larger wood entirely pine. the country except the last 3 miles was
 broken and decending the pleasure I now felt in having tryumphed over
 the rocky Mountains and decending once more to a level and fertile
 country where there was every rational hope of finding a comfortable
 subsistence for myself and party can be more readily conceived than
 expressed, nor was the flattering prospect of the final success of the
 expedition less pleasing. on our approach to the village which
 consisted of eighteen lodges most of the women fled to the neighbouring
 woods on horseback with their children, a circumstance I did not expect
 as Capt. Clark had previously been with them and informed them of our
 pacific intentions towards them and also the time at which we should
 most probably arrive. the men seemed but little concerned, and several
 of them came to meet us at a short distance from their lodges unarmed.
 
 
 [Clark, September 22, 1805]
 September 22nd Sunday 1805
 a fine morning, I proceed on down the little river to about 11/2 a mile
 & found the Chif in a Canoe Comeing to meet me I got into his Canoe &
 Crossed over to his Camp on a Small Island at a rapid Sent out the
 hunters leaving one to take care of the baggage, & after eating a part
 of a Samn. I Set out on my return to meet Capt. Lewis with the Chief &
 his Son at 2 miles met Shields with 3 Deer, I took a Small peice &
 Changed for his horse which was fresh & proced on this horse threw me 3
 times which hurt me Some. at Dark met Capt Lewis Encamped at the first
 Village men much fatigued & reduced, the Supply which I sent by R Flds.
 was timely, they all eate hartily of roots & fish, 2 horses lost 1 Days
 journey back
 
 
 [Clark, September 22, 1805]
 Friday 22nd Septr. 1805
 a verry worm day the hunters Shild killed 3 Deer this morning. I left
 them on the Island and Set out with the Chief & his Son on a young
 horse for the Village at which place I expected to meet Capt Lewis this
 young horse in fright threw himself & me 3 times on the Side of a Steep
 hill & hurt my hip much, Cought a Coalt which we found on the roade & I
 rode it for Several miles untill we saw the Chiefs horses, he cought
 one & we arrived at his Village at Sunset, & himself and myslf walked
 up to the 2d Village where I found Capt Lewis & the party Encamped,
 much fatigued, & hungery, much rejoiced to find something to eate of
 which They appeared to partake plentifully. I cautioned them of the
 Consequences of eateing too much &c.
 The planes appeared covered with Spectators viewing the White men and
 the articles which we had, our party weacke and much reduced in flesh
 as well as Strength, The horse I left hung up they receved at a time
 they were in great want, and the Supply I Sent by R. Fields proved
 timely and gave great encouragement to the party with Captn. Lewis. he
 lost 3 horses one of which belonged to our guide. Those Indians Stole
 out of R. F. Shot pouch his knife wipers Compas & Steel, which we Could
 not precure from them, we attempted to have Some talk with those people
 but Could not for the want of an Interpreter thro which we Could
 Speake, we were Compelled to converse Altogether by Signs--I got the
 Twisted hare to draw the river from his Camp down which he did with
 great cherfullness on a white Elk Skin, from the 1s fork which is a few
 seven miles below, to the large fork on which the So So ne or Snake
 Indians fish, is South 2 Sleeps; to a large river which falls in on the
 N W. Side and into which The Clarks river empties itself is 5 Sleeps
 from the mouth of that river to the falls is 5 Sleeps at the falls he
 places Establishments of white people &c. and informs that great
 numbers of Indians reside on all those foks as well as the main river;
 one other Indian gave me a like account of the Countrey, Some few drops
 of rain this evening. I precured maps of the Country & river with the
 Situation of Indians, To come from Several men of note Seperately which
 varied verey little.
 
 
 [Clark, September 23, 1805]
 Septr. 23rd Sunday
 Traded with the Indians, made 3 Chiefs and gave them meadels & Tobacco
 & Handkerchif & knives, and a flag & left a Flag & hand kerches for the
 great Chief when he returns from war, in the evening proceeded to the
 2d Vilg 2 miles, a hard wind and rain at dark, traded for Some root
 Bread & Skins to make Shirts. hot day
 
 
 [Clark, September 23, 1805]
 Saturday 23rd Septr 1805.
 We assembled the principal Men as well as the Chiefs and by Signs
 informed them where we came from where bound our wish to inculcate
 peace and good understanding between all the red people &c. which
 appeared to Satisfy them much, we then gave 2 other Medals to other
 Chefs of bands, a flag to the twisted hare, left a flag & Handkerchief
 to the grand Chief gave, a Shirt to the Twisted hare & a knife &
 Handkerchif with a Small pece of Tobacco to each. Finding that those
 people gave no provisions to day we deturmined to purchase with our
 Small articles of merchindize, accord we purchased all we could, Such
 as roots dried, in bread, & in ther raw State, Berris of red Haws &
 Fish and in the evening Set out and proceeded on to the 2d Village 2
 miles dist. where we also purchased a few articles all amounting to as
 much as our weak horses Could Carry to the river Capt. Lewis & 2 men
 verry Sick this evening, my hip verry Painfull, the men trade a few old
 tin Canisters for dressed Elk Skin to make themselves Shirts, at dark a
 hard wind from The S W accompaned with rain which lasted half an hour.
 The twisted hare envited Capt Lewis & myself to his lodge which was
 nothin more than Pine bushes & bark, and gave us Some broiled dried
 Salmon to eate, great numbers about us all night at this village the
 women were busily employed in gathering and drying the Pas-she co root
 of which they had great quantites dug in piles
 
 
 [Clark, September 24, 1805]
 Septr. 24th Monday 1805
 Set out early for the river and proceeded on the Same road I had
 prevsly gorn to the Island at which place I had found the Chief &
 formed a Camp several 8 or 9 men Sick, Capt Lewis Sick all Complain of
 a Lax & heaviness at the Stomack, I gave rushes Pills to Several hot
 day maney Indians & thier gangues of horses follow us hot day Hunter
 had 5 Deer
 
 
 [Clark, September 24, 1805]
 Sunday 24th Septr. 1805
 a fine morning collected our horses despatched J. Colter back to hunt
 the horses lost in the mountains & bring up Some Shot left behind, and
 at 10 oClock we all Set out for the river and proceeded on by the Same
 rout I had previously traveled, and at Sunset We arrived at the Island
 on which I found the Twisted hare and formed a Camp on a large Island a
 littl below, Capt Lewis Scercely able to ride on a jentle horse which
 was furnishd by the Chief, Several men So unwell that they were
 Compelled to lie on the Side of the road for Some time others obliged
 to be put on horses. I gave rushes Pills to the Sick this evening.
 Several Indians follow us.
 
 
 [Clark, September 25, 1805]
 Septr. 25th I with th Chief & 2 young men went down to hunt timber for
 Canoes--proceeded on down to the forks 4 miles N 70° W 2 miles S. 75°W 2
 miles, halted young men Cought 6 Sammon, the forks nearly the Same
 Size, Crossed the South fork & found Timber large Pine in a bottom
 Proceeded up the South Side 3 parts of Party Sick Capt Lewis verry Sick
 hot day
 
 
 [Clark, September 25, 1805]
 Monday 25th of September 1805
 a verry hot day most of the Party Complaining and 2 of our hunters left
 here on the 22nd verry Sick they had killed only two Bucks in my
 absence. I Set out early with the Chief and 2 young men to hunt Some
 trees Calculated to build Canoes, as we had previously deturmined to
 proceed on by water, I was furnished with a horse and we proceeded on
 down the river Crossed a Creek at 1 mile from the right verry rockey
 which I call rock dam Creek & Passed down on the N side of the river to
 a fork from the North which is about the Same Size and affords about
 the Same quantity of water with the other forks we halted about an
 hour, one of the young men took his guilt and killed 6 fine Salmon two
 of them were roasted and we eate, two Canoes Came up loaded with the
 furnitur & provisions of 2 families, those Canoes are long Stedy and
 without much rake I crossed the South fork and proceeded up on the
 South Side, the most of the way thro a narrow Pine bottom in which I
 Saw fine timber for Canoes one of the Indian Canoes with 2 men with
 Poles Set out from the forks at the Same time I did and arrived at our
 Camp on the Island within 15 minits of the Same time I did, not
 withstanding 3 rapids which they had to draw the Canoe thro in the
 distance, when I arrived at Camp found Capt Lewis verry Sick, Several
 men also verry Sick, I gave Some Salts & Tarter emetic, we deturmined
 to go to where the best timbr was and there form a Camp
 
 
 [Clark, September 26, 1805]
 Septr. 26th Set out early and proceeded down the river to the bottom on
 the S Side opposit the forks & formed a Camp had ax handled ground &c.
 our axes all too Small, Indians caught Sammon & Sold us, 2 Chiefs &
 thir families came & camped near us, Several men bad, Capt Lewis Sick I
 gave Pukes Salts &c. to Several, I am a little unwell. hot day
 
 
 [Clark, September 26, 1805]
 Tuesday 26th Septr. 1805
 Set out early and proceeded on down the river to a bottom opposit the
 forks of the river on the South Side and formed a Camp. Soon after our
 arrival a raft Came down the N. fork on which was two men, they came
 too, I had the axes distributed and handled and men apotned. ready to
 commence building canoes on tomorrow, our axes are Small & badly
 Calculated to build Canoes of the large Pine, Capt Lewis Still very
 unwell, Several men taken Sick on the way down, I administered Salts
 Pils Galip, Tarter emetic &c. I feel unwell this evening, two Chiefs &
 their families follow us and encamp near us, they have great numbers of
 horses. This day proved verry hot, we purchase fresh Salmon of the
 Indians
 
 
 [Clark, September 27, 1805]
 Septr. 27th Thursday 1805
 Set all the men able to work abt. building Canoes, Colter returned and
 found one horse & the Canister of Shot left in the mountains he also
 killed a Deer 1/2 of which he brought hot day--men Sick
 
 
 [Clark, September 27, 1805]
 27th Septr. Wednesday 1805
 all the men able to work comened building 5 Canoes, Several taken Sick
 at work, our hunters returned Sick without meet. J. Colter returned he
 found only one of the lost horses, on his way killed a deer, half of
 which he gave the Indians the other proved nourishing to the Sick The
 day verry hot, we purchase fresh Salmon of them Several Indians Come up
 the river from a Camp Some distance below Capt Lewis very Sick nearly
 all the men Sick. our Shoshonee Indian Guide employed himself makeing
 flint points for his arrows
 
 
 [Clark, September 28, 1805]
 Septr. 28th Friday Several men Sick all at work which is able, nothing
 killed to day. Drewyer Sick maney Indians visit us worm day
 
 
 [Clark, September 28, 1805]
 Thursday 28th Septr. 1805
 Our men nearly all Complaining of ther bowels, a heaviness at the
 Stomach & Lax, Some of those taken first getting better, a number of
 Indians about us gazeing &c. &c. This day proved verry worm and
 Sultery, nothing killed men complaining of their diat of fish & roots.
 all that is able working at the Canoes, Several Indians leave us to
 day, the raft continue on down the river, one old man informed us that
 he had been to the White peoples fort at the falls & got white beeds &c
 his Story was not beleved as he Could explain nothing.
 
 
 [Clark, September 29, 1805]
 Septr. 29th Satterday Drewyer killed 2 deer Collins 1 der men Conte
 Sickly at work all able to work.
 
 
 [Clark, September 29, 1805]
 Sunday 29th Septr. 1805
 a Cool morning wind from the S. W. men Sick as usial, all The men that
 are able to at work, at the Canoes Drewyer killed 2 Deer Colter killed
 1 Deer, the after part of this day worm Cap Lewis very Sick, and most
 of the men complaning very much of ther bowels & Stomach
 
 
 [Clark, September 30, 1805]
 Sunday 30th Septr. 1805 Forks
 a fine morning our men recruting a little cool, all at work doing
 Something except 2 which are verry Sick, Great run of Small duck
 passing down the river this morning.
 
 
 [Clark, September 30, 1805]
 Septr. 30th Saturday (Monday) 1805
 a fine fair morning a the men recruiting a little, all at work which
 are able. Great number of Small Ducks pass down the river this morning.
 maney Indians passing up and down the river.