February 28, 1805
Men from the North West Company bring news of Indian conflicts to Lewis and Clark at Fort Mandan. Several men travel 6 miles upriver and begin cutting the cottonwood trees that will be shaped into pirogues.
this root is found on high lands and asent of hills, the way of useing it is to Scarify the part when bitten to chu or pound an inch or more if the root is Small, and applying it to the bitten part renewing it twice a Day. the bitten person is not to chaw nor Swallow any of the Root for it might have contrary effect.
February 28, 1806
The elk hunters are successful and efforts begin to bring the meat to Fort Clatsop. Indians bring fish and roots, but ask for too much in trade. The Captains write about the white-tailed jackrabbit and the local rabbits.
Kus ke-lar a Clatsop man, his wife and a Small boy (a Slave, who informed me was his Cook, and offerd to Sell him to me for beeds & a gun) visited us to day
they brought Some anchovies, Sturgeon, a beaver robe, and Some roots for Sale