On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
As the Expedition continues up the Missouri below present Forest City, South Dakota, the men prepare for an attack from the Teton Sioux. They are assured by Jean Vallé, a trader there, that they should not expect more trouble.
From the journals...
Tuesday 2nd Oct. 1804
we proceeded on passed a large Bottom on S. S. Some Timber on the edge of the river. about 2 o.Clock we came round a bend where we had come 20 miles round, & it was only 2 miles across by land.
Big Bend of the Missouri River
Photo by US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
No. 5 October 2ed 1804
growth of the high Bluffs.
Dwarf sagebrush, Artemisia cana
No. 54. October 2ed—
grows from 18 inches to 2 ½ feet, many stalks from the same root, from which they issue the the groun—the radix perennial. The goat or antelope feed on it in the winter. it is the growth of the high bluffs.
Rubber rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus nauseosus
No. 58 found 2nd October 1804.
A species of Cedar found on the Blufs. the trees of which are large some of them 6 feet in the girth—.