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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.

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.

William Clark

Elk, pronghorn, and buffalo

Painting of the great plains with buffalo, pronghorn, and elk

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

Meriwether Lewis

Aromatic aster, Aster oblongifolius

Plant with numerous flowers and long purple leaves

Photo created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Big Bend of the mIssouri Septbr 21, 1804

Meriwether Lewis

Four wing saltbush, Atriplex canescens

Tall, single-stem plant

Photo ©2005 Stan Shebs. Downloaded from Wikimedia and used with permission of the GNU Free Documentation License.

Big bend of the Missouri Septb: 21 1804

Meriwether Lewis

Rubber rabbitbrush, Ericameria nauseosa

Slender sage with large yellow bloom

Big bend of the Missouri Septbr: 21, 1804

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Slender flowered scurfpea, Psoralidium tenuiflorum

Plant with light purple petals

Photo ©2012 FeasterCecile. Permission via the Creative Commons ShareAlike License.

Big bend of Missouri Septbr. 21, 1804.

Meriwether Lewis

Lance-leaved sage, Salvia reflexa

Drawing of a Lance-leave sage

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.