Lewis and Clark Expedition. Meriwether Lewis. William Clark. May 1804 – Lewis and Clark leave St. Louis. Head up the Missouri River with 40-50 soldiers and woodmen, called the Corps of Discovery, on 3 boats. Fall 1804: Winter in North Dakota.
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January 3, 1805
"last night it became cold and this morning we had snow; our hunters were sent out for buffaloe but the game had been frightened from the river by the Indians, so they obtained only one, also killed a hare and wolf."
Lemhi Pass – Sacajawea’s home and land of the Shoshone Indians. Here the Corps receives horses to help them cross the Rocky Mountains.
December 27, 1805
"rained last night as usial and the grater part of this day, the men complete Chimneys & bunks to day. in the evening a Chief and 4 men Come of the Clotsop nation, Chief Co-ma-wool they presented us a root* which resembles the licquirish in Size and taste, which they rost like a potato which they Call Cul-ho-mo.
Big Horn Sheep