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August 17, 1804

The Expedition continues to wait for Drouillard's party and the Omaha Indians to arrive at Fish Camp east of present Homer, Nebraska. Drouillard is found three miles away, and the deserter Moses Reed is brought to camp.

I collected a grass much resembling wheat in its grouth the grain like Rye, als[o] Some resembling Rye & Barly. a kind of Timothey, the Seed of which branches from the main Stalk & is more like flax Seed than that of a Timothey—

William Clark
Tall grass nearly gone to seed

August 17, 1805

Lewis and the Shoshone meet the men who are bringing the canoes up the river. They soon discover that Chief Cameahwait is the brother of Sacagawea. The men dragging the canoes feel very fortunate that Shoshone horses will soon be used.

the meeting of those people was really affecting, particularly between Sah cah-gar-we-ah and an Indian woman, who had been taken prisoner at the same time with her, and who had afterwards escaped from the Minnetares and rejoined her nation.

Meriwether Lewis
Sketch of Lemhi Shoshoni, Lewis' group, and Clark's group meeting at Camp Fortunate

August 17, 1806

Clark pays Charbonneau for his services as interpreter and leaves him and Sacagawea at their home at the Knife River. Clark makes arrangements to school Jean-Baptiste when he is older. They visit their old Fort Mandan and head down river.

Settled with Touisant Chabono for his Services as an enterpreter the pric of a horse and Lodge purchased of him for public Service in all amounting to 500$ 33 1/3 cents.

William Clark
Historical painting of the Sacajawea and Jean Baptiste watching the expedition leave the Mandan villages