On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
During the night, the guard wakes the sleeping men. The sandbar on which they are camped is collapsing. They board the boats just before the site goes into the river. In the morning, they finish going around the Lower Brule bend.
From the journals...
21st of September Friday 1804
in the bend as also the opposite Sides both abov and below the bend is a butifull inclined Plain in which there is great numbers of Buffalow, Elk & Goats in view feeding & Scipping on those Plains Grouse, Larks & the Prarie bird is Common in those Plains.
Elk, pronghorn, and buffalo
Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.
Big bend of the Missouri Septbr. 21, 1804
Aromatic aster, Aster oblongifolius
Photo created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Big Bend of the mIssouri Septbr 21, 1804
Big bend of the Missouri Septb: 21 1804
Rubber rabbitbrush, Ericameria nauseosa
Big bend of the Missouri Septbr: 21, 1804
Slender flowered scurfpea, Psoralidium tenuiflorum
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Big bend of Missouri Septbr. 21, 1804.
Lance-leaved sage, Salvia reflexa
Source: USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 130. Author Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 130. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.