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The wind is to the backs of the boats today. The men, having extra time to hunt, kill fat buffalo, elk, and deer. They make over 26 miles camping before a big bend that starts near present Lower Brule, South Dakota.

From the journals...

I walked on Shore to See this great Pass of the Sioux and Calumet ground, found it a handsom Situation, and Saw the remains of their Campt on the 2d river, for many years passed—

William Clark

Missouri River and the Lower Brule Indian Reservation

Painted horses grazing near the Missouri River on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation

Photo ©2013 Alan Scott Walker. Permission via the Creative Commons 3.0 License.

the growth of high and bear praries which produce little grass, generally mineral with earth.

Meriwether Lewis

Broom snakeweed, Gutierrezia sarothrae

Plant with yellow flowers

Photo ©2008 Stan Shebs. Downloaded from Wikimedia and used with permission of the GNU Free Documentation License.