The Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition - Vol. 11

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Chapter Fifty-Eight
Across the Rockies

July 15-October 10, 1805

July 15th Monday 1805. rained the greater part of last night. a clear morning, wind high from the N. W. we loaded the 8 canoes. had Some difficulty to git all the baggage on board. about 10 oClock A. M. we Set out and proceeded on verry well. passed a large Creek or Small River1 on S. S. passed Several Islands covered with cotton timber willow & Grass fine bottoms on each Side. beaver pleanty. the current verry gentle Since we came above the falls, can Scarsely desern it move as yet. we or Capt. Lewis & Clark & a hunter2 who walked on Shore to day killed 2 Elk and 2 Deer & one otter. we came about 26 miles by water to day, and Camped3 on the N. Side.--

Monday July 15th It rained the greater part of last night, and this morning was clear, but the wind blowing hard from the North West, We loaded the 8 large Canoes, and had some difficulty to get all the baggage and Provisions on board,-- About 10 oClock A. M. we set out, and proceeded on our Voyage, and passed a large Creek or small River lying on the South side of the River, and several Islands covered with Cotton Trees, Willow and Grass, and fine bottoms lying on both sides of the River, The beaver very plenty, the current of the River running very gentle, since we have come above the falls scarcely descernable in moving and the water very Clear,-- CaptainsLewis & Clark, and one of the hunters walked on the shore, since we set out this day, they returned to us in the Evening, & had killed 2 Elk,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Editorial Procedures ix
  • Introduction to Volume 11 xi
  • Chapter Fifty-Five - Up the Missouri 1
  • Chapter Fifty-Six - Winter at the Knife River 85
  • Chapter Fifty-Seven - Great Falls of the Missouri 132
  • Chapter Fifty-Eight - Across the Rockies 227
  • Chapter Fifty-Nine - Winter on the Coast 348
  • Sources Cited 441
  • Index 443
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