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1805 Journal Entry Archives   August 26 - 31, 1805

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August 26, 1805(Lewis camped about four miles north of Tendoy, Idaho- Clark camped about five miles southeast of Salmon, Idaho)

Lewis *: " I found Colter here who had just arrived with a letter from Capt. Clark in which Capt. C. had given me an account of his perigrination and the description of the river and country from this view of the subject I found it a folly to think of attempting to descend this river in canoes and therefore determined to commence the purchase of horses in the morning from the Indians. "

* This entry ends Lewis's consistent daily journal keeping until January 1, 1806, when he begins writing regularly again.  There is no explanation for the gaps, leading some persons to speculate that there are missing journals.

August 27, 1805 (Lewis camped about four miles north of Tendoy, Idaho- Clark camped near  Salmon, Idaho)

Clark: " my party hourly complaining of their retched situation and contemplating doubts of starveing in a countrey where no game of any kind except a fiew fish can be found." 

August 28, 1805 (Lewis camped about four miles north of Tendoy, Idaho- Clark camped near  Salmon, Idaho)

Clark: "Those Sammon which I live on present are pleasent eating not with standing they weaken me verry fast and my flesh I find is declineing."

August 29, 1805

Clark rejoins Lewis at the Shoshone village and together they council and trade for horses with the Indians: " our wish is to get a horse for each man to carry our baggage and for Some of the men to ride occasionally".   Clark

August 30, 1805

The Corps part company from their Shoshone hosts and begin their northern journey by horse to Lost Trail Pass:
" 29 total horses,... Set out on our rout down the Lemhi river by land guided by my old guide, 3 sons followed him... proceeded on 12 miles and encamped on the river South Side."

August 31, 1805

Proceeding on... the Corps travels 22 miles: " This day warm and Sultrey, Prairies or pen Valies on fire in Several places The Countrey is Set on fire for the purpose of Collecting the different bands, and a Band of the Flatheads to go to the Missouri where they intend passing the winter near the buffalo.

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