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Ordway continues his homeward journey back to Long Camp with fresh salmon. Charbonneau and LePage nor the Indians they want to trade with can successfully cross the Clearwater River. Lewis adds three plants to the herbarium.

A beautifull herbaceous plant from the Kooskooskee & Clark's r. Jun. 1st 1806.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Ragged robin, Clarkia pulchella

Ragged robin petals with drops from recent rain

Yesterday evening Charbono an LaPage returned.... their led horse which had on him their merchandize, feell into the river from the side of steep clift and swam over
the horse lost a dressed Elkskin of LaPages and several small articles

Meriwether Lewis

Dressed elk skin

Tan elk hide hide with tan and brown fur on one side

Yesterday evening Charbono an LaPage returned, having made a broken voyage. their led horse which had on him their merchandize, feell into the river from the side of a steep clift and swam over; in swiming the river the horse lost a dressed Elkskin of LaPages and several small articles, & their paint was destroyed by the water.
the indians...made an attempt esterday morning to pass the river to them on a raft with a parsel of roots and bread in order to trade with them; the indian raft struck a rock, upset and lost thir cargo; the river having fallen heir to both merchandize and roots, our traders returned with empty bags.

Meriwether Lewis

On the Kooskooskee Jun. 1st 1806.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Rough wallflower, Erysimum asperum

Yellow flowers on thick stalks

Photo created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Cotton tree of the Columbia River. Jun: 1806.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Black cottonwood, Populus balsamfera trichocarpa

Small tree on the Clearwater river