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Two Omaha chiefs and six warriors arrive at Fish Camp east of Homer, Nebraska. They witness the trial and punishment of Moses Reed who is sentenced with four runs through a gauntlet. He is also removed from the permanent party.

the Party with the Indians arrivd. we meet them under a Shade near the Boat and after a Short talk we gave them Provisions to eat.... we had Some talk with the Chiefs about the orrigan of the war between them & the Mahars &c. &c.—

William Clark

Council Bluffs

Indians greeting the Captains in the prairie

Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.

proceeded to the trail of Reed, he Confessed that he "Deserted & Stold a public Rifle Shot-pouch Powder & Bals" and requested we would be as favourable with him as we Could consistantly with our Oathes—which we were and only Sentenced him to run the Gantlet four times through the Party & that each man with 9 Swichies Should punish him and for him not to be considered in future as one of the Party—

William Clark

Cat o' nine tails

Whip with nine tails

Photo ©2005 Wikipedia user OwenX. Permission via the Creative Commons 3.0 License.

the evening was Closed with an extra Gill of Whiskey & a Dance untill 11 oClock....the Close of Cap Lewis Birthday.

William Clark

Gill of whiskey

Small copper cup of whiskey