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The men finish making a dugout canoe which they will use to cross the river. Jean Baptiste is getting better. They are able to find good prices for roots at a Nez Perce village four miles up the South Fork Clearwater River.

in the afternoon we compleated our canoe and put her in the water
the river still rising fast and snows of the mountains visibly diminish

Meriwether Lewis

Clearwater River in flood

Clearwater River running very high

This day was fine and pleasant, and we finished our canoe and put her into the water.—

Patrick Gass

Above Long Camp

Steep forested hills on a sunny day

at 1 P. M. Joseph and R. Feilds returned, accompanyed by Hoh‚stillpilp several other inferior Cheifs and some young men. These hunters informed us they were unable to reach the grounds to which they had been directed in consequence of the debth and rapidity of a large creek which falls in about 10 Ms. above.

Meriwether Lewis

Lolo Creek

Large creek in a dense forest

at the distance of 4 Ms. up this last creek on their return they called at a village which our traders have never yet visited, here they obtained a large quantity of bread and roots of Cows on very moderate terms.
we permitted Sergt. Pryor and four men to pass the river tomorrow morning with a view to visit this village
we also directed Charbono York and LePage to set out early for the same place and procure us some roots.

Meriwether Lewis

Confluence of South Fork Clearwater and Middle Fork Clearwater rivers

River running high and muddy