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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Fleas keep Clark awake much of the night. In the morning, work continues erecting winter quarters. Chief Coboway brings two canoes of Clatsop who trade wapato and the root of the edible thistle. They ask for blue and white beads.

From the journals...

All hands that are well employ'd in Cutting logs and raising our winter Cabins, detached two men to Split boards—

William Clark

Fort Clatsop walls

Log cabin wall

Photo taken with permission at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.

Value Blue beeds highly, white they also prise but no other Colour do they Value in the least

William Clark

Padre (Chief's) trade beads

Blue, dark blue, and white glass beads

in the evening two Canoes of
Clât Sops visit us they brought with them Wap pa to, a black sweet root they Call Sha-na toe qua, and a Small Sea Otter Skin

William Clark

Chinook Indians

Four large coastal Indian canoes

Photo by Edward S. Curtis circa 1913.