|April 15, 1805
a clear pleasant morning. we Set off eairly. proceeded on.
Sailed under a fine breeze from the S.E. passed Several runs on each
Side of the river and handsome bottoms plalins hills & vallies &.c. we
Saw flocks of Goats on S.S. and Gangs of buffaloe on Sand beach S.S. Saw a large
black bair and 2 white ones on the N.S. Capt. Clark was near Shooting one of the
white ones. Sailed on one man killed a Goose. came 22
miles this day. the river Shallow only about 8 feet deep in
some places. we poled across in one place with a Small canoe.
passd. goat pen creek [Little Knife River, ND. Clark had named the creek after the
Indian pen, or pound, for catching pronghorns which he found there.] on N.S.
& the river is nearly as wide here as it was at St. Charles near its mouth.
Camped on a large Sand beach on the South Side of the river.--
April 15, 1805
We had a pleasant day and a fair wind; set forward early as usual, and went on very
well. Passed a large creek on the North side, called Goat-pen creek. [Little
Knife River.] We saw a number of buffaloe and two bears on the bank of the
river. After going 23 miles we encamped on the South side.
April 15, 1805
We set off this Morning, having a fresh breeze from the N-East about
8 o'Clock it veered round t the South East, and blew moderately.-- We proceeded on,
and passed a small River, and a Creek [Whitehouse mentions this "Creek"
which no other expedition journal writer notes.]; lying both on the North side of
the River, and encamped in the Evening, on the bank of the River on the North side.-- [As
they did the previous day both Ordway and Gass disagree with regard to which side of the
river the expedition camped.]