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Photo Mural 28

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Bitterroot Mountains 
above Weippe Prairie (Idaho) 

Bitterroot Mountains
above Weippe Prairie (Idaho)

Friday 20th Sept. 1805.

"a cold frosty morning we found a handful or 2 of Indian peas and a little bears oil which we brought with us we finished the last morcil of it and proceeded on half Starved and very weak. our horses feet gitting Sore. came a Short distance and found a line which Capt Clark had left with the meat of a horse which they found in the woods and killed for our use as they had killed nothing but 1 or 2 phasants after they left us. we took the meat and proceeded on a Short distance further"

John Ordway

The above quote is taken directly from the Gary Moulton, University of Nebraska version of the Lewis and Clark Journals.

 
 
 

Did You Know?

Cartoon grouse

The Lewis and Clark expedition sent back animals to President Jefferson from Ft. Mandan. Four magpies, a prairie dog, and a sharptailed grouse were sent back with Corporal Warfington. Unfortunately, only the prairie dog and one magpie survived the arduous journey. Learn more about the journey here. More...