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May 5, 1806

"Collected our horses and set out...  at 4 1/2 miles we arrived at the entrance of the Kooskooske, continued our march to a large lodge of 10 families, not being able to obtain any provisions at either of those lodges continued our march to the third, with great difficulty we obtained 2 dogs and a small quantity of root bread and dryed roots.  at the second lodge we passed an indian man gave Capt. C. a very eligant grey mare for which he requested a phial of eye-water.  we foud our Chopunnish guide at this lodge with his family.  while at dinner an indian fellow verry impertinently threw a poor half starved puppy nearly into my plait by way of derision for our eating dogs and laughed very hearilty at his own impertinence; I was so provoked at his insolence that I caught the puppy and threw it with great violence at him and struk him in the breast and face, siezed my tomahawk and shewed him by signs if he repeated his insolence I would tomahawk him, the fellow withdrew... after dinner we continued our rout  "

May 6, 1806 - (Camped on the Clearwater River)

"The river here called Clark's river is that which we have heretofore called the Flathead river*, I have thus named it in honour of my worthy friend and fellow traveller Capt, Clark.  for this stream we know no indian name and no whiteman but ourselves was ever on it's principal branches... the stream which I have heretofore called Clark's river** has its' three principal sources in mountains Hood, Jefferson & the Northern side of the SW Mountains an is of course a short river.  this river I shall in the future call the To-wannahiooks river it being the name by which it is called by the Eneshur nation."

Flathead river*- A combination of the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, and Pend Oreille Rivers, first encountered on September 4, 1805.

Clark's river**- The Deschutes River of Oregon.

May 7, 1806

"The spurs of the rocky mountains which were in view from the high plain to day were perfectly covered with snow. The Indians inform us that the snow is yet so deep on the mountains that we shall not be able to pass them untill after the next full moon or about the first of June."

May 8, 1806

"Our route was up a high steep hill to a level plain, with little wood, through which we padded in a direction parellel to the river, for four miles, when we met with Twisted hair and six of his people.   To this Chief we had confided our horses and a part of our saddles last autumn.  The Twisted hair received us very coolly an occurence as unexpected as it was unaccountable to us.  he shortly began to speak with a loud voice and in a angry manner, when he had ceased to speak he was answered by the Cutnose Cheif or Neesheparkkeook; we readily discovered that a violet quarrel had taken place between these Cheifs but at that instant knew not the cause; we afterwards learnt that it was on the subject of our horses."

May 9, 1806

"We were detained untill 9 AM for our horses which were much scattered at which time we collected our horses and set out and proceeded on through a butifull open rich country .  at the distance of 6 miles we arrived at the lodge of the Twisted hair.   here we halted as had been previously concerted and one man with 2 horses accompayed the twisted hair to the canoe camp*, about 4 ms in quest of our saddles.  the twisted hair  sent two young men in surch of our horses agreeably to his promis.  late in the evening The Twisted hair  and Willard returned; they brought about half of our saddles, and some powder and lead which had been buried at that place.  my saddle was among the number of those which were lost.  about the same time the young men arrived with 21 horses.  the greater part of our horses were in fine order.  five of them appeared to have been so much injured by the indians riding them last fall that they had not yet recovered and were in low order.  three others had soar backs.   The Cutnose lodged with the twisted hair  I beleive they have become good friends again."

canoe camp* - The Expedition's camp of September- October 1805 where the men built canoes for the downriver trip.

May 10, 1806

"This morning the snow continued falling 1/2 after 6 AM.  when it ceased, the air keen and cold, the snow 8 inches deep on the plain; we collected our horses and after taking a scant breakfast of roots we set out for the village of Tunnachemootoolt; our rout lay through an open plain course. the road was slippery and the snow cloggged to the hroses feet and caused them to trip frequently.  at 4 in the afternoon we decended the hills to Commearp Creek and arrived at the Village of Tunnachemootoolt, the cheeif at whos lodge we had left a flag last fall.  this flag was now displayed on a staff the Cheif met my friend Capt. C. who was in  front and conducted him about 80 yds. to the place on the bank of the creek where he requested we should encamp.  I came up in a few minutes and we collected the Cheifs and men of consideration smoked with them and stated our situation with rispect to provision.  The Cheif spoke to this people and they produced us about 2 bushels of the Quawmas roots .. dreid salmon,  We thanked them for this store of provision but informed them that our men not being accustomed to live on roots alone we feared it would make them sick... they soon produced two fat young horse one of which we killed.  Those people has shewn much greater acts of hospitility than we have witnessed from any nation* or tribe since we passed the rocky Mountains.   a principal Cheif by name Ho-hast,-ill-pilp arrived with a party of fifty men mounted on eligant horses.  we invited this man into our circle to smoke.  "

nation* - Among the Nez Perce Nation Broken Arms Village near Orofino, Idaho

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