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In the morning, the divided parties unite and continue 10 miles up the Missouri. They observe a large prairie full of Canada wild rye and Indian potato (Apios americana). Camp is across from present White Cloud, Kansas.

From the journals...

at noon we dined on an Island called De Selamen and Delayed 3 hours. proceeded on opposite this Island on the South Side is a beuautiful Bottom prarie which will contain about 2000 acres of Land covered with wild rye and wild potatoes.

John Ordway

Canada wild rye, Elymus canadensis

Tall grass with large seed head

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