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The Expedition makes 16 miles around present Lookout Bend in South Dakota. The Missouri River sandbars are too numerous to list and too bad for Clark to describe. He does describe the Indians living along the Cheyenne River.

The Mandans Call a red berry common to the upper part of the Missouri Ăs-sáy the engages call the Same berry grease de Buff— grows in great abundance a makes a Delightfull Tart

William Clark

Silver buffaloberry, Shepherdia argentea

A branch of Buffaloberry loaded with ripening berries

worthy of remark that the Grouse or Prarie hen is Booted, the Toes of their feet So constructed as to walk on the Snow, and the Tail Short with 2 long Stiff feathers in the middle.

William Clark

Sharp-tailed grouse, Tympanuchus phasianellus

Photo of a Sharp-tailed grouse in profile

Photo © Royal Alberta Museum, Photo CD 6029 1621 1721, Image # 042. Used with permission.

another variety of wild sage growth of high and bottom prairies

Meriwether Lewis

Dwarf sagebrush, Artemisia cana

sage with long, thin leaves

Artemisia integrifolia? L. Wilde Sage, on the bluffs, Octr: 1, 1804

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

White sage, Artemisia ludoviciana

Small sage with white leaves

Photo ©2011 Raffi Kojian. Downloaded from Wikimedia and used with permission of the Creative Commons 3.0 License.

first discovered in the neighborhood of the Kancez River—now very common, the growth of the little cops which appear on the steep declivities of the hills where they are sheltered from the ravages of the fire—

Meriwether Lewis

Aromatic sumac, Rhus aromatica (also Rhus trilobata Nutt.)

Aromatic Sumac (AKA Skunkbrush) with red sticky berries