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Just after departing, Pierre Dorion, retrieves a kettle and leaves the Expedition as an ambassador to the Sioux. After passing under White Bear Cliff, the Captains search for a large beaver den. Others catch several catfish.

pass Calumet Bluff of a yellowish read & a brownish white Hard clay, this Bluff is about 170 or 180 foot high here

William Clark

Calumet Bluff

Historic photo of Calumet Bluff before the construction of Gavins Point Dam

Photo created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (modified).

above the Isd the high land approach & form a (Bluff) Clift to the river on the S. S. this (Bluff) Clift is Called White Bear Clift one of those animals haveing been killed in a whole in it

William Clark

White Bear Cliff (Gavins Point)

Historic photo of Gavins Point (White Bear Bluff)

Photo created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (modified).

Open plains. Septbr: 1st 1804.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Wild four-o'clock, Mirabilis nyctaginea

Plant with green, trumpet like lieaves around pubple stamens

"Mirabilisnyctaginea" by Jim Pisarowicz. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.