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Charbonneau decides to quit the expedition, and the Captains worry that they will no longer have his wife, Sacagawea, to interpret with the Shoshone.

From the journals...

We have every reason to believe that our Menetarre interpeter, (whome we intended to take with his wife, as an interpeter through his wife to the Snake Indians of which nation She is) has been Corupted by the [blank] Companeys &c. Some explenation has taken place which Clearly proves to us the fact, we give him to night to reflect and deturmin whether or not he intends to go with us under the regulations Stated.

William Clark

Toussaint Charbonneau?

Painting of an interpreter who possibly could be Toussaint Charbonneau

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.