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While visiting Indian camps, Clark finds Simon Girty, a well-known and commonly hated loyalist during the American Revolution. The men continue to prepare for their journey by making corn meal and working on the keelboat.

From the journals...

visit the Indian Camps, In one Camp found 3 Squars & 3 young ones, another 1 girl & a boy    in a 3rd Simon Girtey & two other familey—    Girtey has the Rhumertism verry bad

William Clark

Simon Girty

Historical drawing a Revolutionary War soldier

Photo created by Ammodramus who has released it to the public domain.

I had Corn parched to make parched meal

William Clark

Parched corn

A plate of parched corn resembling corn nuts