On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Not having enough canoes, the men move from Upper Portage Camp to Clark's canoe camp near present near Ulm, Montana in shifts. High winds detain the first shift so that those with Lewis must wait another day to leave.
From the journals...
July 11th Thursday 1805
I dispatch W Bratten (who cannot work he haveing a tumer rising on his finger) to meat the Canoes & bring from them two axes, which is necessary for the work at the perogues or Canoes, and is indespenceable
Butterfly belt axe
From the private collection of Bud Clark.
Thursday July 11th 1805.
I saw several very large grey Eagles today they are a half as large again as the common bald Eagle of this country.
Golden eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
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