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Ordway climbs a steep ridge from the Salmon River and descends to a Nez Perce village that is catching salmon on the Snake River. Jean Baptiste, Bratton, and the old Chief continue to improve. Lewis adds four plants to the herbarium.

our chief told us to set down and not go in the lodge untill we were invited    so we did at length they invited us in.    spread robes for us to sit on and Set a roasted Salmon before us and Some of their white bread which they call uppah. we eat hearty of this fat fish but did not eat ¼ of it.

John Ordway

Snake River at Cougar bar

Bench above the Snake River and Wapshilla Creek

the Child, and the Indian Cheaf are also on the recovery. the Chief has much more use of his hand and arms.
our Horses maney of them have become So wild that we Cannot take them without the assistance of the indians

William Clark

Horses at the Weippe prairie

Two horses in a pasture

The Choke Cherry has been in blume since the 20th inst.

Meriwether Lewis

Choke cherry, Prunus virginiana

Bushy tree with long white clusters of blooms

Photo by Kurt Stueber. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

a speceis of Lizzard called by the French engages prarie buffaloe are native of these plains as well as of those of the Missouri. I have called them the horned Lizzard.    they are about the size and a good deel the figure of the common black lizzard.    but their bellies are broader, the tail shorter and their action much slower; they crawl much like the toad.

Meriwether Lewis

Short-horned lizard, Phrynosoma hernandesi

Lizard with short spikes on the back of the head

Photo 2009 by Calibas. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

Frazer got 2 Spanish mill dollars from a squaw for an old razer we expect they got them from the Snake Indians who live near the Spanish country to the South.

John Ordway

Razor and Spanish mill dollar

Old straight edge razor and Spanish mill dollar

Thanks to John Fisher for providing the razor and Spanish mill dollar.

bore to the right up a creek. passd one lodge crossed a steep bad hill and descended down a long hill an a run    pass a large lodge and descended the worst hills we ever saw a road made down.

John Ordway

Snake River below Wapshilla Ridge

A side hill trail above the Hells Canyon

towards evening we arived at the kimooenim or Lewises river at a fishery at a bad rapid.

John Ordway

Snake River at Cougar Bar

Looking down on a river flowing though steep hills

About 12 feet high, in Clumps. Fruit a 5-valved purple berry which the natives eat &esteen highly; the berry depressed globous. On the waters of the Kooskooskee May 29th 1806.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Cascara buckthorn, Frangula purshiana

Small red cherries and large leaves

Photo ©2012 Jesse Taylor. Permission via the Creative Commons 3.0 License.

A Shrub growing much in the manner of Nine bark On the waters of Kooskooskee May 29th 1806.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Creambush oceanspray, Holodiscus discolor

Spray of small white flowers hanging from a bush

Photo ©2010 Walter Sigmund. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

Prunus A Smaller Shrub than the Choak cherry, the natives count it a good fruit. On the Kooskooskee May 29th 1806

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Bittercherry, Prunus emarginata

Small green cherries

Photo ©2009 Walter Sigmund. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

Prunus Choak or Pidgeon Cherry On the waters of Kooskoosky May 29th 1806.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Chokecherry, Prunus virginiana

Clump of small green cherries hanging from a bush