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Drouillard, Cruzatte, and Weiser bring sturgeon, candlefish, and wapato to Fort Clatsop, and the men enjoy eating something other than poor elk. Lewis hopes the food will help the sick recover quicker.

From the journals...

late this evening Drewyer arrived with a most acceptable supply of fat Sturgeon, fresh Anchovie…and Wappetoe.
we feasted on Anchovies and Wappetoe.

Meriwether Lewis

Night smelt, Spirinchus starski; wapato, Sagittaria latifolia;
and sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus

Small silver fish and Wapato bulbs on a sturgeon filet

The Cock of the Plains is found in the plains of Columbia and are in Great abundance from the entrance of the S. E. fork of the Columbia to that of Clark's river.

Meriwether Lewis

Male sage grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus

Large black and white bird with puffy white chest and long pointed tail feathers

Photo by Gary Kramer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.