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Ordway writes that nothing extraordinary happened today. The Captains move into their unfinished cabin. Two Clatsop canoes come to the fort to trade. Clark gives an old file and six fishhooks for woven mats, bags, and a cougar hide.

Capt Lewis and my Self move into our hut to day unfinished—
the Indians of this neighbourhood prize pound'd fish verry highly

William Clark

Fort Clatsop officer quarters

Log cabin with large chimney

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

Rained without intermition all the last night and to day with Thunder and Hail the fore and after part of this day

William Clark

Fort Clatsop

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

I also purchasd a panthor Skin 7½ feet long including the tail, all of which I gave 6 Small fish hooks, a Small worn out file & Some pounded fish which we Could not use as it was So long wet that it was Soft and molded

William Clark

Mountain lion (cougar), Felis concolor

Cougar fur lying on canvas

two Canoes with Indians of the Clât Sop nation Came up to day. I purchased 3 mats and bags all neetly made of flags and rushes...

William Clark

Chinook bag

long woven bag

Photo courtesy of Nez Perce National Historical Park, NEPE 2333.