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Ordway's party return to Camp Choppunish with most of their salmon nearly spoiled. Cut Nose and Hohots Ilppilp, Nez Perce chiefs, return two tomahawks, one of which had belonged to Srgt Floyd.

About noon Sergt. Ordway Frazier and Wiser returnd. with 17 Salmon and Some roots of the Cows
the ballance of heir rout was through a high broken Mountanious Country. generally well timbered with pine the soil fertile.

William Clark

Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Large salmon in water

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Drewyer arived this evening with Neeshneparkkeeook and Hohashillpilp who had accompanied him to the lodge of the person who had our tomahawks. he obtained both the tomahawks principally by the influence of the former of those Chiefs. the one which had been Stolen we prized most as it was the private property of the late Serjt. Floyd and I was desireous of returning it to his friends.

William Clark

Pipe tomahawk

Pipe tomahawk with a fancy wood handle

about Noon Sergt. Ordway Frazier and Wizer returned with 17 salmon and some roots of cows; the distance was so great from which they had brought the fish that most of them were nearly spoiled. these fish were as fat as any I ever saw; sufficiently so to cook themselves without the addition of grease; those which were sound were extreemly delicious; their flesh is of a fine rose colour with a small admixture of yellow.

Meriwether Lewis

Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Smoked salmon