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Lewis' party joins Clark at the Long Narrows. Lewis trades a kettle for a horse. Clark treats an Indian chief and the sore back of his wife, and is then able to trade for two more horses. Two large canoes are cut up for firewood.

the long narrows are much more formidable than they were when we decended them last fall there would be no possibility of passind either up or down them in any vessel.—
we determined to make the portage to the head of the long narrows with our baggage and five small canoes.
the 2 perogues we could take no further and therefore cut them up for fuel.

Meriwether Lewis

Long Narrows

Historic photo of the Columbia River, narrow channel with basalt rocks on either side

Photo by Carleton Watkins circa 1882.

the perogues we could take no further and therefore cut them up for fuel.

Meriwether Lewis

Capt. L. had 12 pack Saddles Completed and Strings prepared of the Elk skins for Lashing the loads

William Clark

Pirogues

2 replica dugout canoes at Captain William Clark Park

from hence we proceeded to the bason below the long narrows 5 ms. further and landed on the Lard. side at ½ after 3.

Meriwether Lewis

Spearfish Lake

Blue pond in a rocky plain

Capt Lewis gave a large Kittle for a horse which was offered to him at the bason this evening.

William Clark

Large kettle

Fire-blackened brass kettle hanging over a fire