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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

While for mountain snows to melt at Long Camp, a group trades sewing awls, knitting pins, and arm bands for Cous roots at a village up the Clearwater River. Several Nez Perce receive treatment for sore eyes and other afflictions.

From the journals...

we amused ourselves...looking at the men run their horses. Several of them would be thought Swift horses in the atlantic States
John Shields and Gibson returned haveing killed nothing. they Saw Some deer but Saw no bear.

William Clark

Weippe Prairie horse race

Painting of a horse race on the prairie

Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.

I sent Joseph and R. Feilds up the river in surch of the horse which I rode over the Rocky mountains last fall. he had been seen yesterday with a parsel of indian horses and has become almost wild.

Meriwether Lewis

Horses on Weippe Prairie

Two white Appaloosa horses nuzzling