Delashshelwilt* - The name is Chinookan (i) tlasxilwilt, meaning unknown
Catel** - The Clatsop chief's name is from Chinookan qatl, meaning unknown.
March 16, 1806
"Not any occurence worthy of relation took place today. Drewyer and party did not return form the Cathlahmahs this evening as we expected. we suppose he was detained by the hard winds of today. the Indians remained with us all day, but would not disposse of their canoes at a price of Merchandize. two handkercheifs would now contain all the small articles of merchandize which we possess; the ballance of the stock consist of 6 blue robes one scarlet do. one uniform artillerists coat and hat, five robes made of our large flag, and a few old cloaths trimed with ribbon. on this stock we have wholy to depend for the purchase of horses and such portion of our subsistence from the Indians as it will be in our powers to obtain."
March 17, 1806
"we have our perogues prepared for our departure, and shall set out as soon as the weather will permit. The weather is so precarious that we fear by waiting untill the first of April that we might be detained several days longer before we could get from this to Cath-lah-mahs as it must be calm or we cannot accomplish that part of the rout in our canoes. Drewyer returned late this evening from the Cath-lah-mahs with our Indian Canoe which Sergt. Pryor had left some days since, and also a canoe, which he had purchased from those people. for this canoe he gave Captn. Lewis's uniform laced coat and nearly half a carrot of tobacco. it seams that noghtin except this coat would induce them to dispose of a canoe which in their mode of traffic is an article of the greatest value except a wife, with whome it is nearly equal, and is generally given in exchange to the father for his daughter. I think that the United States are in justice indebted to Captn Lewis another uniform coat for that of which he has disposed of on this ocasion, it was but little worn."
March 18, 1806
"this morning we gave a list of our names to several of the natives
and paisted up a copy in our room. the object of these lists we sated
in the preamble of the same as follows ( viz)* - The object of
this list is, through the medium of some person who may see the same, it may
be made known to the informed world, that the party consisting of the
persons whose names are hereunto annexed, and who were sent out by the
government of the U’States in May 1804 to explore the interior of the
Continent of North America did penetrate the same by way of the Missouri and
Columbia Rivers, to the discharge of the latter into the Pacific Ocean,
where they arrived on the 14th of November 1805, and from whence they
departed March 1806 on their return to the United States by the same rout
they had come out."
March 19, 1806
"It continued to rain and hail today in such
a manner that nothing further could be done to the canoes. a party
were sent out early after the Elk which was killed last evening. we
gave Commorwool alias Cania, a Certificate of his good conduct and the
friendly intercourse which he has maintained with us during our residence at
March 21, 1806
"As we could not set out we thought it best to Send out some hunters and accordingly dispatched Shields and Collins on this Side of the Netul for that purpose with orders to return in the evening or sooner if they were successful. they returned late in the evening unsuccessfull. we have not more than two days provisions on hand. we derected Dweyer and the two Fieldses to set out tomorrow morning early."