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6th 〈August〉 Septr Thursday 1804, a Storm this morning from the N W. at day light which lasted a fiew minits, Set out after the Storm was over and proceeded on a hard wind ahead passed the [island] which is Seperated from the L. Side by a narrow Channel. the morning is verry Cold.
Camped on S. Side before night  no timbering in reach ahead, R. Fields killed 2 Deer Saw Buffalow, & Goats this evening, the river riseing a little
a Storm this morning from the N. W. which lasted a fiew minits, we Set out and proceeded on passed the head of the Isd. which is Seperated from the L. S by a narrow Channel, a hard wind from the N. W. a verry Cold day— we Camped on the S. S. at the upper point of Some timber, Some time before night, no timber, no timber being in reach.
I saw Several goats on the hills on the S. S. also Buffalow in great numbers—
Thursday 6th a cloudy morning the wind from N. W. We Set off eairly, got fast Several times on the Sand bars. could not make Much headway with the oars nor poles & were oblidged to cross over on N. S. & make use of the Towing line.— the current Swift & Shallow. we came to verry long Strait high Raged yallow L S. clifts S. S. Colter Came to the Boat N. B. the Boat got fast on the Sand bar the L S. Swung the men all out Got [whiskey?] had not found Shannon nor the horses But had killed one Buffelow, one Elk 3 Deer one wolf 5 Turkies & one Goose— one Beaver also rainy & cold weather.— Reuben Fields killed 1 Deer & 1 faun.— we Camped at a handsome Bottom prarie on N. S. above a fine Grove of C. wood Timber.—
Thursday 6th. We set out early and had cloudy morning: passed a handsome bottom prairie on the north side; at the upper end of which is a grove of cotton wood, and a long range of dark coloured bluffs on the south side. About 9 o'clock it began to rain and we had strong wind ahead. There are a great number of sand bars, and we had much difficulty in getting along. We encamped on the north side and one of our men  killed two deer.
Thursday 6th Sept. a cloudy morning.— Several hunters out hunting. colter joined us had not found Shannon. the hunters killed 1 Buffalow one Elk 3 Deer one woolf 1 Deer & four Turkies. Camped on N. S.
Thursday Septemr 6th We started early this morning, it being cloudy weather; We sent out our hunters, in the Evening they returned; but had not found Shannon, the Man who was Missing; they brought in with them, One Buffalo, One Elk, three deer, One Wolf & four Turkies, we encamped on the North side of the River.—
1. The Niobrara Formation, overlain by Pierre Shale. (Return to text.)
2. In Charles Mix County, South Dakota, probably a little below the Knox-Boyd county line, Nebraska, on the opposite shore. Atlas map 19; MRC map 32. (Return to text.)
3. Reubin Field. (Return to text.)
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