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Missouri River (near Pierre, South Dakota)

Missouri River (near Pierre, South Dakota)

25th September Tuesday 1804 off Teton River

"...we gave them [the Sioux] [some of our provisions] to eat . . . I went in a perogue with those Chief who left the boast with great reluctians,... as Soon as I landed 3 of their young ment Seased the Cable of the Perogue, one Soldiar Huged the mast <which was> and the 2d Chief was exceedingly insolent both in words and justures to me declareing I Should no go off, Saying he had not recived presents Suffient from us- <his> I attempted to passify <him> but it had a contrary effect for his insults became So personal and his intentions evident to do me injurey, I Drew my Sword <and ordered all hands under arms> at this motion Capt Louis ordered all in the boat under arms, the fiew men that was with me haveing previously taken up their guns with a full deturmination to defend me if possible. . . . the Soldier got out of the perogue and the 2nd Chief walked off to the Party at about 20 yards back, all of which had their bows Strung & guns Cocked- I then Spoke in verry positive terms to them all, <but> principaly addressing myself to the 1st Chief [Black Buffalo], who let the roape go and walked to the Indian, party about, 100-"

William Clark


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

 
 
 

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Cartoon fiddle

Pierre Cruzatte and George Gibson brought their fiddles along on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Their music entertained the group on many evenings. Click here to learn more about Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. More...