On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The boats navigate around a large island. Some of the men name it Elk island for the number of elk shot on this day. (Bonhomme Island is now inundated.) Clark explores unusual sand ridges which appear to him to be Indian fortifications.
From the journals...
found September 2ed
the Indians use it as an application to gresh wounds. they bruise the leaves adding a little water and apply it.—
2nd September Sunday 1804
w[e] had the meat all jurked and the Skins Dried to Cover the Perogue, on the Side of the Bluff I observed Bear Grass & Rhue