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Three Clatsops come to trade at Fort Clatsop near Astoria, Oregon. The remaining blue beads are traded for an otter skin. Several cone hats made from woven cedar are also purchased.

From the journals...

we also purchased a small quantity of train oil for a pair of Brass armbands and a hat for some fishinghooks. these hats are of their own manufactory and are composed of Cedar bark and bear grass.
[These hats are] ornimented with various colours and figures, they are nearly waterproof, light, and I am convinced are much more durable than either chip or straw.

Meriwether Lewis

Chinook style conical hat

Chinook conical woven from cedar

Historical interpretation provided by the Pacific Northwest Living Historians at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.

the men in the fort are employed dressing Elk Skins for Mockasons

John Ordway

Elk hide

Tanned elk hide

Elk hide provided by the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Missouri.