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Lewis unearths several caches at Upper Portage Camp and finds his herbarium collection ruined. At Three Forks, Clark's group takes the horses up the Gallatin River and Ordway's group takes the canoes down the Missouri.

removed above to my old station opposite the upper point of the white bear island.

Meriwether Lewis

Missouri River at White Bear Islands

Large islands on the Missouri River

removed above to my old station opposite the upper point of the white bear island.
killed a buffaloe picker    a beatifull bird.

Meriwether Lewis

Brown-headed cowbird, Molothrus ater

Small bird with a brown head

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Capt. Clark & party leaves us hear to cross over to the River Roshjone. So we parted
I and 9 more proceeded on down the river with the canoes verry well.

John Ordway

Missouri River below the headwaters (Clarkston, Montana)

River flowing through a valley

Encamped on the bank of Gallitines River which is a butifull navigable Stream.

William Clark

Gallatin River at Fort Rock

Small river in a barren valley

I observe Several leading roads which appear to pass to a gap of the mountain in a E. N E. direction about 18 or 20 miles distant. The indian woman who has been of great Service to me as a pilot through this Country recommends a gap in the mountain more South which I shall cross.—

William Clark

Bridger foothills

Foothills and mountains

Photo by Joe Bergantine, http://72ppi.us. Some modern items have been digitally obscured.