Lewis and Clark Expedition Journal, Voorhis 3
Missouri Historical Society
- Document Type
- Exploration, Expeditions & Travel
- Indigenous Peoples
- Natural World
Voorhis Journal No. 3 begins April 4, 1806, while the party spent a week encamped along the Columbia River. As they moved up the Columbia they lost one pirogue and one canoe and spent several days procuring horses from the Indians. The party continued to exchange goods for horses as they headed east. In order to reduce their trip by 80 miles, they left the Columbia and travelled overland to the Clearwater, where they had left the horses used the previous fall in the care of the Nez Perce. However, the Nez Perce informed them that the snows in the Bitterroot Mountains would not melt sufficiently for passage for almost a month. The explorers made camp, Camp Chopunnish, on the Clearwater near the mountains and remained there from May 14 until June 9.
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