April 28, 1806
Meriwether Lewis

This morning early Yellept brought a very eligant white horse to our camp and presented him to Capt. C. signifying his wish to get a kettle but on being informed that we had already disposed of every kettle we could possible spear he said he was content with whatever he thought proper to give him. Capt. C. gave him his swoard (for which he had expressed a great desire) a hundred balls and powder and some s[m]all articles with which he appeared perfectly satisfyed. ... we directed Frazier to whom we have intrusted the duty of making these purchases to lay in as many fat dogs as he could procure; he soon obtained ten.

... we passed our horses over the river safely and hubbled them as usual. we found a Shoshone woman, prisoner among these people by means of whome and Sahcahgarweah we found the means of conversing with the Wallahwallahs. ... they brought several diseased persons to us for whom they requested some medical aid. one had his knee contracted by the rheumatism, another with a broken arm &c. to all of which we administered much to the gratification of those poor wretches. we gave them some eye-water which I beleive will render them more essential service than any other article in the medical way which we had it in our power to bestoe on them. ... the fiddle was played and the men amused themselves with dancing about an hour. we then requested the Indians to dance which they very cheerfully complyed with; ... the whole assemblage of indians about 550 men women and children sung and danced at the same time. ... they were much gratifyed with seeing some of our party join them in their dance.

April 28, 1806
William Clark

I gave him my Swoard, 100 balls & powder and some small articles of which he appeared perfectly satisfied. ... I saw a man who had his knee contracted who had previously applyed to me for some medisene, that if he would fournish another canoe I would give him some medisene.

... the whole assemblage of Indians about 350 men women and children sung and danced at the same time. ... one of their party who made himself the most conspicious charecter in the dance and songs, we were told was a medesene man & could foretell things. that he had told of our comeing into their country and was now about to consult his God the Moon if what we said was the truth &c &c.

April 28, 1806
John Ordway

a clear pleasant morning.   our Indian guides who are going over the mountains with us inform us that their is a nearer way across the plains to the forks of Lewises river at the entrence of Kooskooske [Junction of Clearwater River & Snake River] which is a Smooth way and only 3 days march to that place which is allmost as near again as to follow the river round.  So our officers conclude to cross the river at this place & take the near way. So we purchased 6 dogs from the natives to take with us.  our Intrepters wife [Sacagawea] found a woman of hir own nation who was a prisoner among these Indians, and as they could Speak together our officers Spoke to the head chief [Yelleppit, chief of the Walulas] & told him our business and that the white people would Supply them with marchandize at the head of the Missourie &C. asked for canoes to cross the river   they Said they wished us to Stay with them to day as we lived a great way off, and they wished to See us dance this evening & begged on us to Stay this day. So our officers concluded to Stay this day.  the head chief brought up a good horse & Said he wished to give it to us but as he was poor he wished us to give him Some kind of a kittle, but as we could not Spare a kittle Capt Clark gave his Sword a flag and half pound of powder & ball for the horse.  we took our horses across the river.  our officers made another chief gave him a meddle &C. in the afternoon a number of Indians came to our officers who were diseased the lame and many with Sore eyes and lame legs & arms &C. our officers dressd. their wounds, washed their eyes & gave them meddicine and told them how to apply it &C. the chief called all his people and told them of the meddicine &C. which was a great wonder among them & they were much pleased &C. the Indians Sent their women to gether wood or Sticks to See us dance this evening.  about 300 of the natives assembled to our Camp   we played the fiddle and danced a while   the head chief told our officers that they Should be lonesome when we left them and they wished to hear once of our meddicine Songs and try to learn it and wished us to learn one of theirs and it would make them glad. So our men Sang 2 Songs which appeared to take great affect on them. they tryed to learn Singing with us with a low voice. the head chief then made a Speech & it was repeated by a warrier that all might hear.  then all the Savages men women and children of any Size danced forming a circle round a fire & jumping up nearly as other Indians, & keep time verry well   they wished our men to dance with them So we danced among them and they were much pleased, and Said that they would dance day and night untill we return. everry fiew minutes one of their warriers made a Speech pointing towards the enimy and towards the moon &C. &C.  which was all repeated by another meddison man with a louder voice as all might hear.  the dance continued untill about midnight then the most of them went away peaceable & have behaved verry clever and honest with us as yet, and appear to have a Sincere wish to be at peace and to git acquaintance with us &C&C--

April 28, 1806
Patrick Gass

The morning was pleasant, and we spent it with the Indians, and got dogs, fish, shap-a-leel and roots from them. At 10 o'clock we began to take our horses over the river at this place, as we can lesson our journey considerably by crossing: We borrowed canoes from the natives, and swam the horses along side, and at 2 o'clock in the afternoon had them all landed safe, after a good deal of trouble. From this place we can discover a range of mountains, covered with snow, in a southeast direction and about fifty miles distant. In the evening the weather was cloudy, and it thundered and threatened rain, a few drops of which fell. We remained here all night, and about dark above and [sic] hundred of the natives came down from the forks to see us. They joined with those at this place and performed a great dance. We were a very interesting sight to the surrounding crowd, as nine-tenths of them had never before seen a white man.