October 9, 1804
Above present Mobridge, South Dakota, the night is stormy, and they are unable to meet with the Arikara. During the day, the visiting Indians are fascinated by York, Clark's slave, appearing to have never seen a black man before.
I saw at Several times to day 3 Squars in single Buffalow Skin Canoes loaded with meat Cross the River, at the time the waves were as high as I ever Saw them in the Missouri—
October 9, 1805
The Expedition stops on a beach below the Potlatch River to dry cargo and repair the canoe damaged in yesterday's accident. Old Toby, the Lemhi Shoshone guide, leaves suddenly. The men witness a Nez Perce woman's spiritual ceremony.
The morning Cool as usial the greater part of the day proved to be Cloudy, which was unfavourable for drying our things &c. which got we[t] yesterday.