On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Drouillard and Shannon arrive at Weippe prairie with three Nez Perce guides. Four men are sent to the other two Nez Perce guides who are waiting ahead on the Lolo trail. All is made ready to begin the Bitterroot crossing tomorrow.
From the journals...
Monday June 23rd 1806
We directed the horses to be brought near Camp and secured in Such a manner that they may be readily obtained in the morning being deturmined to make an early Start if possible—.
Monday 23rd June 1806.
in the afternoon Drewyer Shannon & Whitehouse returned with the young chief and 2 other Indians who has engaged to go over the mountains as guides for us &C.
Nez Perce man
Photo by Edward S. Curtis circa 1905.
June 23d 1806
Near the foot of the Rocky mountain on the Quamash flats—