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...
Friday 20th of December 1805
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
Friday Decemr 20th
A Cloudy wet morning, & continued so the whole of this day.
Netul Landing (Fort Clatsop)
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
Photo taken December 17, 2010 with permission at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.