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1806 Journal Entry Archives   July 11 - 17,  1806

On July 3, 1806, the Corps of Discovery left  Travelers' Rest.  Captain Lewis and nine men went to pursue a direct route to the Missouri, then explore Maria's river. Captain Clark and the rest of the party went a new route to the Jefferson River, then descended to the Three Forks and then proceeded with a detachment party to explore the Yellowstone, while Sergeant Ordway, with nine men, descended the Missouri.          Map of Routes

July 11, 1806   Lewis  - Encamped near White Bear Islands (June 18, 1805) and a little below the mouth of Sand Coulee Creek.

" I sincerely belief that there were not less than 10 thousand buffaloe within a circle of 2 miles arround that place. I directed the hunters to kill some buffaloe as well for the benifit of their skins to enable us to pass the river. Joseph Fields killed a very fat buffaloe* bull and we halted to dine... we feasted on the buffaloe."

buffaloe* bull- This is the first fresh buffalo meat the party had eaten since July 16, 1805

July 11, 1806 Clark

"arrived at the entrance of Wisdom River and encamped in the spot we had encamped the 6th of August last. here we found a Bayonet which had been left & the Canoes quite safe. I directed that all the nails be taken out of this canoe and paddles to made of her sides."

 July 12, 1806 Lewis

"we arrose early and resumed our operations in compleating our canoes... the wind blew so violently that I did not think it prudent to attempt passing the river.- encamped* at sunset "

 encamped* -  East bank of Missouri, in Cascade County, Montana, somewhat below the old White Bear Islands camp and south of the city of Great Falls.

 July 12, 1806  Clark

" beaver was flapping their tails in the river about us all the last night.... after completing the paddles I set out the current I find much stronger below the forks than above ... encamped a little below our encampmt. of the 31st of July last*"

last* - Jefferson River, some two miles below the mouth of Antelope Creek, Montana

July 13, 1806  Lewis

"had the cash opened found my bearskins entirely destroyed by the water, the river having risen so high that the water had penitrated. al my specimens of plants also lost."

 July 13, 1806  Clark

"proceeded on... had all the baggage of the land party taken out of the Canoes and after dinner the 6 canoes and the party of 10 men under the direction of Sergt. Ordway Set out."  (Ordway's party proceeded down the Missouri with the canoes to the Great Falls) "previous to their departur I gave instructions how they were to proceed & I also wrote to Capt Lewis... my party now consists of the following persons: Serjeant N. Pryor, Jo Shields, Interpreter Shabono his wife & Child and my man york; with 49 horses and a colt... The indian woman who has been of great service to me as a pilot through this Country recommends a gap in the mountain more South which I shall cross."

 July 14, 1806   Lewis

" the wolves are in great numbers howling arround us and loling about the plains in view at the distance of two or three hundred yards."

 July 14, 1806   Clark

"after dinner we proceed on a little to the South of East through an open leavel plain to the three forks of the E branch of Gallitines River (East Gallatin River in the vicinity of present Bozeman, Montana) at about 12 miles, crosses the most Southerly of those forks and Struck an old buffalow road, the one our Indn woman meant."

July 15, 1806  Lewis

" a little after dark McNeal returned... he had approached a white bear, without discovering him a bear being in thick brush. the horse took allarm and turning short threw him immediately under the bear; this animal raised himself on this hinder feet for battle, he struck the bear over the head, bear stunned and fell to the ground; this gave McNeal time to climb a willow tree ... the bear waited at the foot of the tree untill late in the evening ."

July 15, 1806  Clark

"great numbers of beaver.. encamped in the upper part of a large bottom
( north side of Yellowstone River in Park County, three miles below the mouth of Shields River- Montana). The horses feet are very sore many of them Can scerely proceed on over the Stone and Gravel in every other respect they are Sound and in good sperits."

July 16, 1806   Lewis

"proceeded to the grand falls ; here we encamped ( north side of Missouri River at the Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana). these falls have abated much of their grandure since I first arrived at them in June 1805, however they are still a sublimely grand object."

 July 16, 1806   Clark

"I had Mockersons made of green Buffalow Skin and put on the horses feet... ... the current of the Rochejhone (Yellowstone) is too rapid to depend on Skinn canoes. no other alternetive for me but to proceed on down untill I can find a tree Sufficently large to make a canoe. Encamped on the river a little below it's enterence" ( Sweet Grass County, Montana, north side of the Yellowstone just below the mouth of Little Timber Creek)

 July 17, 1806  Lewis

"the Minnetares of Fort de prarie and the blackfoot indians rover through this quarter of the country... I wish to avoid an interview with them if possible... we arrived at rose river whie I purposed remaining all night"
 ( Teton River - 10 miles northwest of present Carter, Montana)

 July 17, 1806  Clark
"I passed this evening an Indian fort which appears to have been built last summer. the woman informs me that when the war parties ( of Minnits Crows & who fight Shoshonees) find themselves pursued they make those forts to defend themselves in from the pursuers whose Superior numbers might other wise over power them and cut them off without receiveing much injurey on hors back."

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