April 30, 1806
Meriwether Lewis

we purchased ... several dogs.

(Chopunnish) ... this man has a daughter new arrived at the age of puberty, who being in a certain situation [mences] is not permitted to ascociate with the family but sleeps at a distance from her father's camp and when traveling follows at some distance behind. in this state I am informed that the female is not permitted to eat, nor to touch any article of a culinary nature or manly occupation. ... took leave of these friendly honest people the Wollahwollahs ...

these people will not eat the dog but feast heartily on the otter which is vastly inferior in my estimation, ... our stock of horses has now encresed to 23 and most of them excellent young horses, but much the greater portion of them have soar backs. these indians are cruell horse-masters; they ride hard, and their saddles are so illy constructed that they cannot avoid wounding the backs of their horses; but reguardless of this they ride them when the backs of those poor annimals are in a horrid condition.

April 30, 1806
John Ordway

chilley and cold.  the men went out for their horses  an Indian brought a woman to Capt Clark which [was] diseased. had not the use of hir limbs.   he brought a fine horse and gave Capt Clark for doctering hir   he gave meddicine and told them how to apply it &C. Capt. Clark gave the Indian a white Shirt which pleased him verry much. about 11 A.M we got ourhorses up by the assistance of the Indians and Set out.  proceeded on over Smooth barron Sandy plains  not a tree nor Shrub to be seen except a weed or Shrub like wild hysop [Big sagebrush] which is common. the natives use it when dry for fires to cook with &C.  the Indian name of it is cum-cum [Nez Perce, qemqem].  we came about 16 miles and Camped on the wals-wal river, [They camped on an affluent of the Walla Walla River, the Touchet River] which has narrow bottoms partly covred with Small timber  2 or 3 men went out hunting, one of them killed a large beaver and an otter. Several of the horses chokd. by eating Some kind of a weed in this bottom, but they got over it after a while.--

April 30, 1806
Patrick Gass

This was a cloudy morning, and we stayed here till about 11 o'clock to collect our horses, and got two more; and have now altogether twenty-three horses. We then set out from Wal-la-wal-la river and nation; proceeded on about fourteen miles through an extensive plain, when we struck a branch of the Wal-la-wal-la river, and halted for the night. We saw no animals or birds of any kind, except two pheasants, one of which Capt. Clarke killed. The whole of this plain is of a sandy surface and affords but thin grass, with some branches of shrubs which resemble sage or hyssop. On the south side of this branch the soil is of earth and rich, covered with grass, and very handsome. We are still accompanied by several of the natives.