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The six canoes moving the remaining cargo from Upper Portage Camp are stopped by high winds. Lewis travels by land with LePage and Sacagawea. At the canoe making camp near Ulm, they are greeted by swarms of mosquitoes and black flies.

From the journals...

the timber is larger and more abundant in the bottom in which we now are than I have seen it on the Missouri for many hundred miles.

Meriwether Lewis

Missouri River south of Ulm, Montana

Cottonwood trees along the Missouri River

I passed a very extraordinary Indian lodge, or at least the fraim of one.... it was most probably designed for some great feast, or a council house on some great national concern. I never saw a similar one nor do the nations lower down the Missouri construct such.

Meriwether Lewis