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The day is rainy and high winds force the men to delay at the Heart River. They finally leave in the late afternoon paddling 10 miles down the Missouri and camping near present Huff, North Dakota.

Jessomme the Interpreter let me have a piece of a lodge and the Squars pitched or Stretched it over Some Sticks, under this piece of leather I Slept dry, it is the only covering which I have had Suffecient to keep off the rain Since I left the Columbia

William Clark

Buffalo hide

Brain-tanned buffalo hide

Some rain last night and this morning the wind rose and blew with great Violence untill 4 P. M and as our camp was on a Sand bar we were very much distressed with the blows of Sand.

William Clark

Knife and Missouri rivers