On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Several men are dispatched to find the Indian canoe that went adrift during the night. The only thing found is the elk meat the hunters left behind the previous day.
From the journals...
Sunday [Saturday] January 11th 1806.
Sent a party early this morning for the Elk which was killed on the 9th.
there is atrade continually carryed on by the natives of the river each trading some article or other with their neighbours
Roosevelt elk, Cervus canadensis roosevelti
Photo taken on December 21, 2010 at the Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area.
Saturday Janry 11th
this morning, we had pleasant weather.