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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The men cover four Fort Clatsop cabins before running out of split logs and slabs. The hard rains continue between periods of clearing. Clark complains of the high prices charged by the Indians bringing food and mats to trade.

From the journals...

3 Indians came with Lickorish Sackacomie berries & mats to Sell,
they prise only Blue & white beeds, files fish hooks and Tobacco— Tobacco and Blue beeds principally

William Clark

Trade goods

Blue trade beads and three fish hooks

A Cloudy wet morning, & continued so the whole of this day.

Joseph Whitehouse

Netul Landing (Fort Clatsop)

Dark clouds over a marsh with lots of cattails

We collected all the puncheons or slabs we had made, and some which we got from some Indian huts up the bay, but found we had not enough to cover all our huts

Patrick Gass

Fort Clatsop

Fort Clatsop eaves

Photo taken December 17, 2010 with permission at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.