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Captain Clark visits the village of Broken Arm and learns of problems with the Shoshone. Lewis is pleased with their large stockpile of camas and cous for the trip over the Rocky Mountains. He describes local flora and fauna.

The Kooskooske is about 150 Yds. wide at this place and discharges a vast body of water; notwithstanding it high state the water remains nearly transparent

Meriwether Lewis

Clearwater River at Kamiah, Idaho

Flooding river

The men who accompanied me obtained a good Store of roots and bread in exchange for a number of little notions, useing the Yanke phrase, with which their own enginuiety had principally furnished them. on examonation we find our whole party have a Sufficient Store of bread and roots for our Voyage. a Circumstance not unpleasing—.

William Clark

Clearwater River

Flooding Clearwater River

we meet with a beautifull little bird in this neighbourhood about the size and somewhat the shape of the large sparrow. it is reather longer in proportion to it's bulk than the sparrow. it measures 7 inches from the extremity of the beek to that of the tail, the latter occupying 2½ inches.

Meriwether Lewis

Western tanager, Piranga ludoviciana

Small bird with bright yellow and orange head

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strawberries ripe near the river—

Clark or Lewis

Woodland strawberry, Fragaria vesca

Young strawberry vines

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On the uplands on the Kooskooskee R. Jun: 6th 1806.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Oregon sunshine, Eriophyllum lanatum

Bright yellow petals