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Part 1: Estimated Distances

 

       Clark prepared this extensive list of estimated distances for the route from St. Charles, Missouri, to the Pacific Coast and the return as an apparent supplement to his route maps. This document is found in Codex N, pp. 128–42 (reading backwards). Some of the numbers under the last column ("Distances up the Missouri") have been lined through in the codex, but the marks appear to be more check-offs than actual strike outs. Since many are quite faint and questionable they are not shown here as strike outs. A similar list is in Voorhis No. 4; it has been compared to this one and significant variations have been noted. The table in the Voorhis notebook probably served as a duplicate to guard against loss or injury to the codex piece.




[Clark] 
[undated]
 

       A Summary Statements of the Rivers Creeks and most remarkable places, their distances from each other &c—    their distances from the Mississippi assending the Missouri, across the Rocky Mountains and down the Columbia to the Pacific Ocian as was explored in the years of 1804, 5, and 6—by Capts. Lewis & Clark &—

 

        





Names of remarkable places
 

The width
of rivers
and Creeks
in yds.

Side on
which
they are
Situated

Distance
from one
place to
another
Distances
up the
Missouri
from the
Mississippi  [1]
   
yards
〈Ms〉
Ms
Ms.
To the village of St. Charles  
N. E.
21  
    21  
"    "   Osage Womans River  
  30
N. E.
20  
    41  
"    "   Chauretts Village & Creek  
  20
N. E.
27  
    68  
"    "   Shepherds Creek  
 
S W
15  
    83  
"    "   Gasconnade River  
157
S W
17  
  100  
"    "   Muddy River  
  50
N. E
15  
  115  
"    Grand Osage River  
397
S W.
18  
  133  
"    the Murrow Creek  
  20
S W.
  5  
  138  
"    "   Cedar Island & Creek  
  20
N. E.
  7  
  145  
"    "   Lead Mine Hill  
 
S W.
  9  
  154  
"    "   Manitou Creek  
  20
S W.
  8  
  162  
"    "   Split rock Creek  
  20
N. E
  8  
  170  
"    "   Saline or Salt River  
  30
S W
  3  
  173  
"    "   Manitou River  
  30
N E
  9  
  182  
"    "   Good Womans River  
  35
N E
  9  
  191  
"    "   Mine River  
  70
S W
  9  
  200  
"    "   Arrow Prarie  
 
S W
  6  
  206  
"    Two Charliton River  
30/70
N. E.
14  
  220  
"    "   antient village of the Missouri
}
 
N E
16  
  236  
Nation near which place Fort Orleans
Stood
"    Grand River  
  90
N E
  4  
  240  
"    "   Snake Creek  
  18
N E
  6  
  246  
"    "   Antient village of the little
Osage
 
 

S W

10  

  256  
"    "   Tigers Island and Creek  
  25
N E
20  
  276  
"    "   Eueberts Island and Creek  [2]  
S W
12  
  388  
"    "   Fire prarie Creek  
S W
12  
  300  
"    "   Fort point  
S W
  6  
  306  
"    "   Hay Cabin Creek  
  20
S W.
  6  
  312  
"    "   Coal bank  
 
S W.
  9  
  321  
"    "   Blue water River  
  30
S W.
10  
  331  
"    Kanzas River  
230
S W.
  9  
  340  
"    the Little River Platt  
  60
N E
  9  
  349  
"    "   1st Old Kanzas Village  
 
S W
28
  377  
"    "   Independence Creek a mile be-
}
 
S W
28  
  405  
low the 2d old Kanzas Village
"    "   St. Michaels prarie  
 
N E
25  
  430  
"    "   Nodawa River  
70
N E
20  
  450  
"    "   Wolf or Loup River  
  60
S W
14  
  464  
"    Big Ne-me-hur River  
  80
S W
16  
  480  
"    the Tar-ki-o Creek  
  23
N E
  3  
  483  
"    "   Neesh-nah-ba-to-no River  
  50
N E
25  
  508  
"    "   Little Ne ma har River  
  48
S W.
  8  
  516  
"    "   Bald pated prarie the Neesh-
}
 
N. E.
23  
  539  
nahbatona within 150 yards of the
Missouri
"    "   Weeping water Creek  
  25
S W
29  
  568  
"    River Platt (or Shoal river[)]  
600
S W
32  
  600  
"    "   Butterfly or papelion Creek  
  18
S W.
  3  
"    "   Musquetor Creek  
  22
N. E.
  7  
  610  
"    "   Antiant Village of the Ottoes  
S W.
11  
"    "   antient Anawways village below
}
 
N E
  6  
a Bluff on the N E. Side
"    "   Bowyers river  
  25
N E
11  
"    Councill Bluffs (establishnt)  
S W
12  
  650  
"    Soldiers River  
40
N E
39
689
"    Ea-neah, Wau-de-pon (Little
Sieux R.[)]
 
  80
N E
44  
  733  
"    the Wau-car-de or bad Spirit Creek  
S W.
55  
  788  
around a bend of the river to the
}
 
21  
  809  
N E the Gorge of which is only
974 yards
To an Island 3 miles N E of the
Mahar vilg.
 
 
 
27  
  836  
"    Floyds Bluff and River  
  35
N. E
14  
  850  
"    the Big Sieoux River  
110
N E
  3  
  853  
"    "   Commencement of the
}
S W
27  
  880  
Copperas cobalt, pirites and alum
bluffs
To the Hot or burning Bluffs—  
S W.
30  
  910  
"    "   White Stone River  
  30
N E
  8  
  918  
"    "   Petite Arc in Old Mahar
}
  15
S W
20  
  938  
village at the mouth of little bow
Creek
"    River Jacque or James river  
  90
N E
12  
  950  
"    the Calumet Bluff (of mineral)  
S W.
10  
  960  
"    Antient fortification    Good
mans Isd.
 
S W.
16  
  976  
"    Plumb Creek  
  12
N E
10  
  986  
"    White paint Creek  
  28
S W
  8  
  994  
"    Quicurre or rapid river  
152
S W.
  6  
1000  
"    the poncar River & village  
  30
S W
10  
1010  
"    "   Dome and village
}
S W.
20  
1030  
of Burrowing or barking Squirels
"    "   Island of Cedar  
 
45  
1075  
"    White River  
300
S W.
55  
1130  
"    the three Rivers of the Sieoux
pass
 
350
N E
22  
1152  
"    an Island in the Comencmt. of the
big bend
 
 
N. E
20  
1172  
"    upper part of the big bend, the
gorge of which is 1 ¼ Ms.
 
 
S W.
30  
1202  
"    Tylors river  
  35
S W
  6  
1208  
"    〈Lousells〉 [NB?: Loisel's] Fort on
Cedar island
 
 
 
18  
1226  
"    Teton River  
  70
S W.
37  
1263  
"    the upper of five old Ricara
}
S W.
42  
1305  
villages reduced by the Sieoux &
abandoned
"    Chyenne River (place for an
Esbmt)
 
400
S W.
  5  
1310  
"    an old ricara Village
on La-hoo-catts Island
 
47  
1357  
"    Sar-war-kar-na River  
90
S W.
40
1397
"    We-tar-hoo River  
120
S W.
25
1422
"    1st Ricaras Village on an Island  
S W.
4
 
"    2d Ricaras 3 Villages  
  90
S W.
4  
1430  
"    the Stone Idol Creek
〈Ponia creek〉
 
  18
N E
18  
"    "   War-re-con-ne River  
  35
N E
40  
1488  
"    Cannon Ball River  
140
S W
12  
1500  
"    Chesschetar River near 6 old
Mandan Vgs.
 
  38
S W
40  
1540  
"    the Old Ricara & Mandan Villages  
S W
40  
1580  
"    Fort Mandan (wintering post of
〈pty〉 1804[)]
 
 
N E
20  
1600  
"    Mandan Villages (on each Side[)]  
 
  4  
1604  
"    Knife river on which the two
}
  80
S W
  2  
1606  
Minetarre and the Maharhas villages
are situated near the mouth
"    the Island  
 
 
11  
"    "   Miry River  
  10
N E
16  
1633  
"    "   Island in the little bason  
28  
"    Little Missouri River  
134
S W.
29  
1690  
"    "   Wild onion Creek  
  16
N E
12  
"    Goose egg Lake  
300
N E
  9  
"    "   Shabonos Creek  
  20
S W
16  
1727  
"    "   Goat pen Creek (Mouse River
}
20
N E
16  
1743  
waters of Lake Winnipick near the
Missouri[)]
"    "   Halls Strand Lake & Creek  
N. E
47  
1790  
"   White earth River  
  60
N E
50  
1840  
*Rochejhone or Yellow Stone River  
858
S W.
40  
1880  
to Marthys River  
  50
N E
60  
1940  
"    Porcupine River  
112
N E
50  
1990  
"    the little Dry Creek  
  25
S W
40  
2030  
"    "   Big Dry Creek  
100
S W
  9  
"    "   Little Dry River  
200
S W
  6  
2045  
"    "   Gulf in a Stard. Bend  
 
 
32  
"    Milk River  
150
N. E
13  
2090  
"    Big Dry River  
400
S W
25  
"    Werners run  
  10
N E
  9  
"    Pine Creek  
  20
N E
36  
2160  
"    Gibsons River  
  35
N E
17  
2177  
"    Brown Bear defeeted Creek  
  40
S W
12  
"    Brattens River  
100
N E
24  
2213  
"    Burnt Lodge Creek  
  50
S W
  6  
 
"    Wisers Creek  
  40
N E
14  
2233  
"    Muscle Shell River  
110
S W
37  
2270  
"    Growse Creck  
  20
N E
30  
"    North Mountain Creek  
  30
N E
36  
2336  
"    South Mountain Creek  
  30
S W.
18  
2354  
"    Ibex Island  
 
 
15  
"    Goodriches Island  
 
 
  9  
2378  
"    Windsers Creek  
  30
N E
  7  
2385  
"    Elk rapid (Swift water)  
 
 
15  
2400  
"    Thompsons Creek  
  28
N E
27 ½
2427 ½
"    Judieths River  [3]  
100
S W
11 ½
2439  
"    Ash rapid (Swift water)  
 
 
  4  
"    Slaughter River  
  40
S W.
11  
2454  
To the Stone wall Creek above those
}
  30
N E
26  
2480  
emence natural walls
"    Maria's River  
186
N E
41  
2521  
"    Snow River  
  50
S W
19  
"    Shields River  
  35
S W
28  
2568  
"    the foot of the enterance of
}
  45
S W
  7  
2575  
portage River 5 Miles below the
Great falls

 

       Leaveing the Missouri below the Falls and passing by Land to the navagable waters of the Columbia River

 

        




Names of remarkable places
 

width of
the rivers
& Creeks
Distance
from one
place to
another
Distance
from the
falls of
Missouri

Distance
from the
Mississippi
   
yds.
Ms.
Ms.
Miles
To the enterance of Medicine River
}
137
18
  18
2593
〈passed 1st pitch of 87 feet, 2d of 19
feet, 3d of 47 feet 8 inches, and 4th
of 26 feet 5 inches added to the
rapids makes a fall of 362 feet〉
To fort Mountain passing through
}
15
  33
2608
the plains between Medicine river
and the Missouri near the Missouri
To the Rocky Mountains at a Gap on
}
35
  68
2643
the ridge which divites the waters of
the Missouri from those of the
Columbia passing the N pt. of a mtn.
and then Crossing Dearborns river
To a fork of Cohahlarishkit river from
}
  45
40
108
2683
the N.    passed 4 Creeks from N.
To Seamans Creek from the N  
  20
  7
115
 
"    Werners 〈River〉 Creek N  
  35
10
125
2700
"    the East fork of Clarks river at the
}
120
30
155
2730
enterance of Cohahlarishkit R
" Clarks River below the forks  
150
12
167
2742
[words crossed out, illegible]  
 
 
 
 
" Travellers rest Creek on west
}
  25
  5
172
2747
Side of Clarks river above the forks
" the forks of Travellers rest Creek
}
  [4]
18
190
 
at a right hand road
"    "   Hote Springs, on the Creek  
13
203
2778  [5]
"    "   quawmash glades passing the
}
 
  7
210
 
head of the Creek to a branch of
Kooskooske river
To the North branch of Kooskooske
}
 
  7  [6]
217
 
river, a left hand road leads off at 5 ms.
To the junction of the roads on the
}
 
10
227
2802
top of a Snowey Mountain  [7]    the left
hand road passing by a fishery
To Hungary Creek from the right
}
 
54
281
2856
〈of〉 passing on a Deviding
mounteing [crossed out, illegible]
Covered with deep Snow except on
two places which are open with a
South exposure at 8 & 36 miles
To a Glade up Hungary Creek  
 
  6
287
 
To a Glade on a Small branch of do  
 
  8
295
 
"    a Glade on Fish Creek  
  10
  9
304
 
"    Collins's Creek  
  25
13
317
 
"    quawmash flatts  
 
11
328
2903
"    Kooskooske or Flat head River in
}
120
12
340
2915
a pine Country—

 

       Note    in passing from the falls of Missouri across the Rocky Mountains to the navagable waters of the Columbia you have 200 miles of Good road, 140 miles of high Steep ruged Mountain 60 miles of which is Covered from 2 to 8 feet deep with Snow in the last of June.

 

        


remarkable places
decending the
Columbia &c. &c.
 

width of
the rivers
and Creeks
the Side
on which
they are
situated
Distance
from one
place to
an other
Distance
Decending
the
Columbia

Distance
from the
Mississippi
   
yds.
 
Ms
Ms.
Miles
To the enterance or Rock
dam Creek
 

  20

N.

  8

    8

2923
"    "    Chopunnish River  
120
N.
  5
  13
2928
"    "    Colters Creek  
  35
N.
37
  50
2978
" Lewis's River at the en-
}
200
S
23
  73
2988
teranc of the Kooskooske
River
" the Swet house Village
& run
 


S

  7

  80
 
"    "   pilots village  
N.
11
  91
3006
"    "   Ke-moo-e-nimm Creek  
  20
S
48
139
 
" Drewyers river below the
}
  30
N.
  5
144
3059
narrows of Lewiss R
"    "   Cave rapid (Canoe
sunk)
 



28

172
 
"    "   Bason rapid (bad)  
34
206
3121
To the Discharge Rapid
(bad)
 



14

220

3135
" Columbia at the Mouth of
}
 
S E
  7
227
3142
Lewiss river from the East
" Wal lar wal lars River
}
  40
S E
16
243
3158
passd. 11 large Mat Lodges
of that nation
" Museleshell Rapid (bad)  [8]
}
25
268
3183
passed 33 mat lodges of the
Wallar wallers
" Pillacon Rapid    passed
}
N.
22
290
3205
48 lodges of the Pishquit-
pahs nation
" 21 Lodges of the
}
N.
18
308
3223
wahhawpum nation residing
on three Islands at the
commencement the high
country—
" 8 Lodges of the
}
N
27
335
3250
wahhawpums at short rapid
" Rocky Rapid.    9 lodges
}
N
13
348
3263
of the same nation
" River LaPage, bad rapid  
  40
S
  9
357
3272
" 27 lodges of the Enesher
}
N
10
367
3282
nation at fishstack rapid
" Towannahiooks River  
180
S
  8
375
3290
" The Great Falls of the Co-
}
N
  4
379
3294
lumbia river of 37 ft. 8 Ins.
near which there are 40 Mat
Lodges of the Enesher
Nation
The short narrows    45 yds.
wide
 



  2

381

3296
" Skillute Village of 21
}
 
N.
  4
385
3300
large-wood houses at the
long narrows from 50 to 100
yds. wide
" Chilluckitquaw Village of
}
 
N
14
399
3314
8 large wood houses
" Cataract river a few miles
}
  60
N
10
409
3324
below a Village of 7 houses
and immediately above one
of 11 Houses of the
Chilluckittequaw nation
" Sepulcher Rock, opposite
}
N
  4
413
3328
to a Village of Hs. of Chil-
luckittqs
River Labeich opposite to 26
}
  46
S
  9
422
3337
houses of the Smackshop
Nation, Houses scattered on
the N. side
"    Little Lake Creek    3
}
  28
N
10
432
3347
houses of the Smackshop
nation
"    Cruzatt's River  
  60
N
12
444
3359
"    The Grand Rapid just be-
}
  6
450
3365
low the village of the Yehuh
tribe of the Shahala Nation
of 14 wood houses
"    Clahclellah Village of the
}
N
  6
456
3371
Shahala nation, near the foot
of the rapids.    7 houses
"    Wahclellar Village of the
}
N
  6
462
3377
Shahala nation    23 houses
just below the entrance of
the beacon rock creek
Tide Water.
 
 
 
 
 
 
"    Phoca Rock in the river
}
11
473
3388
60 feet above water—
"    Quicksand River  
120
S
  9
482
3397
"    Seal River  
  80
N
  3
485
 
"    Nechacomee village op-
}
S
  4
489
 
posite to the dimond Island
"    Shahala Village of 25
}
S
12
501
3416
temperary houses
"    Multnomah River  
500
S
14
515
3430
"    Multnomah Village  
S
  6
522
 
"    Quathlahpahtle Village  
N
  8
529
 
"    Cahwahnahiooks River  
200
N
  1
530
3445
"    Cathlahaws Creek and
Village
 
  18
N
10
540
3455
"    Lower extremity of
}
S
  6
546
 
Elallah or deer Island
"    Coweliske River about the
}
150
N
3
559
3474
entrance and up this river
the Skillute nation reside
To Fannys Island & bottom  
S
16
575
3490
" the Sea otter Island  
12
587
3502
"    "   Upper Village of the
}
N
  6
593
3508
Warkiacums Nation
"    "   Cath lâh mâhs Village
}
S
14
607
3522
of 9 large wood houses S.
Seal Isds.
Point William opsd. Shallow
Bay
 
 

S

10

617

3532
" Point Meriwether above
}
S
  9
626
3541
Meriwethers Bay
" Clat-Sop Village below
}
 
S
  8
634
3549
Meriwether Bay and 7 miles
N W of Fort Clatsop
" Point Adams at the enter-
}
 
S
  6
640
3555
ance of Columbia into the
pacific Ocean or Great South
Sea in Latitude 46°    15'
and Longtd. 124°    57' West
from Green witch.
   
[X: See Book No 9]  [9]

 

       Note    Fort Clatsop is Situated on the West Side of an three miles up the Netul River from Meriwethers bay and Seven miles East from the nearest part of the Sea Coast.    at this fork Capt. M. Lewis and Capt. Wm. Clark wintered in the winter 1805 & 6—.

 

       The rout by which we went out by the way of the Missouri to it's head 3096 miles thence by land, by way of Lewis'es River over to Clarks river and down that to the enterance of travellers rest Creek where all the roads from different routs Come together thence across the ruged part of the rocky Mountains to the navagable branches of the Columbia 398 Miles.    thence down that river 640 miles to the pacific Ocian makeing a Total distance of 4134 miles—. On our return in 1806 from Travellers rest Creek directly to the falls of the Missouri River Shortins the distance about 579 miles, and a much better rout, reduceing the distance from Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean to 3555 Miles, 2575 miles to this distance is up the Missouri to the Falls of that river— from thence passing through the plains and across the Rocky mountain to the navagable part of Kooskooske river a branch of the columbia 340 miles, 200 miles of which is a good road, 140 miles over a tremendious Mountain Steep and broken, 60 miles of which is covered Several feet deep with Snow on which we passed the last of June; from the navagable part of the Kooskooske we decended that rapid river 73 miles to its enterance into Lewis's river and down that river 154 miles to the Columbia and down that river 413 Miles to enterance into the Pacific Ocian, about 180 miles of this distance is tide water. passed Several bad rapids and narrows and one Considerable fall 268 miles above the enterance of this river of 37 feet 8 inches—    the Total distance decending the Columbian waters 640 miles makeing a total of 3555 miles on the most direct rout from the Mississippi at the mouth of the Missouri to the pacific Ocian.

 

       The fur trade may be carried on from the heads of the Missouri to the mouth of Columbia much cheaper than by any rout be which it Can be Conveyed to the East indias.    〈you〉 form an establishment on the River Rochejhone for the reception of the furs of that river & South and one at Marias river below the great falls of Missouri.    the Shoshones within the rocky mountains the Tushepaws on Clarks river and maney nations west of the Rocky mountains would visit those establishments from whome horses might be got on the most reasonable termes for the purpose of packing the furs across those mountains which may be passed from the 20th of June untill the last of September.  [10]

 

       You may leave those establishments on the Missouri 15 or 20 of June and arive on the Kooskooske river between the 1s & 5th of July.    from that time you have untill the middle of September to decend the River and return to the mountains in time to pass them before the Snow becomes too Deep to Cross them.

 

       A Summary Statement of the Rivers, Creeks, and the most remarkable places assending the River Rochejhone, their distances from each other, and from the Missouri as estimated by me in 1806 also the Total distances from the Mississippi.

 

        





Names of Places &c.
 


The side on
which they
are situated

width of
the rivers
& Creeks
in yards
Distance
from one
place to
another
in miles

Distance
from the
Missouri
assending
Computed
distances
from the
Mississippi
assending
Latd.
 
Side
yds
Ms.
Ms.
Total Ms.
from Missouri up the River
Rochejhone
 
 
 
 
 

1888
To the enterance of Jos.
Fields River
 

S. E

  35

  8  

    8  

1896
"    "    yallow rock (river
narrow)—
 

S E


  6  

  14  
 
"    "   Buffalow Crossings    a
low plain each side
 
 
 

33  

  47  
 
"    "   Ibex River  
S. E.
  30
31  
  78  
1966
"    "   Samuels Creek  
N W
  30
12  
  90  
 
"    "   Buffalow Creek  
N W
  30
18  
108  
 
"    "   Pine Brook  
S. E.
  20
29  
137  
 
"    "   Catfish Creek  
S. E.
  20
10  
147  
 
"    "   Gibsons River  
S. E
  60
  8  
155  
2043
"    "   Oak-tar-pon-er Stone
Coal River
 

S E

  40

18  

173  

2061
"    "   Shabonos River  
N W
100
  7  
188  
2068
"    "   Wolf rapid (not bad)  
 
 
12  
192  
2080
"    "   Wah-har-sop, red-
stone River
 

S. E.

100

  3  

195  

2083
"    "   Yorks dry river  
N W
  88
  7  
202  
2090
"    "   Yellow Bear rapids
(not bad)
 
 
 

  1  

203  

2091
"    "   Buffalow Shoals (not
bad[)]
 
 
 

20  

223  

2111
"    "   Dry River  
N W
100
  9  
232  
 
"    Lezeka or Tongue River  
S. E.
150
11  
243  
2131
"    "   Turtle Creek  
S E
  40
20  
263  
 
"    "   Mar-Shas-kap River  
S E
  25
22  
285  
2173
"    "   Wood Brook  
S E
  30
16  
301  
 
"    "   upper Stone Coal
Bluffs
 

S E
 

  6  

307  

2195
"    "   Little Horn River  
S E
100
11  
318  
2206
"    "   Table River  
N W
  70
  2  
320
 
"    "   Little Wolf River  
N W
  80
30  
350  
 
"    "   Chimney Bluffs  
N W
 
18  
368  
 
"    "   White Creek  
N W
  30
17  
385  
 
"    "   Laabeech's River  
S E
  60
  7  
392  
2281
"    "   Windsers River  
N W
  50
26  
418  
2307
"    "   Elk River  
N W
  40
  4  
422  
 
"    Big horn River  
S E
220
15  
437  
2326
"    "   Buffalo Creek  
N W
 
16  
453  
 
"    "   White Clifts (below
the pine hills)
 

N W


27  

480  
 
"    "   Halls River  
N W
  40
  9  
489  
2378
"    Shannons river from
}
S E
  22
10  
499  
2388
which place party decended
in Buffalow Skin Canoes
"    "   pompeys Tower 200
}
S E
 
  9  
508  
2397
feet high & 400 yds.
around in an open bottom
"    "   Tumbling Bluff  
N W
12  
520  
 
"    "   Big Dry brook  
N W
  60
16  
536  
 
"    "   Pryors Creek in the
big bend
 

S E

  25

10  

546  

2435
"    "   Rock Creek  
N W
  18
  5  
551  
 
"    "   Pryors River  
S E
  35
  6  
557  
2446
"    "   Yellow Clifts  
S E
  9  
566  
 
"    "   Horse Creek  
S E
  20
10  
576  
 
" Clarks Fork (The lodge
where all dance)
 

S E

150

23  

599  

2487
"    "   Black bluffs opposit
}
S E
 
27  
626  
2514
☞ to the place Capt. C.
built 2 Canoes to dcd.
"    "   Bluffs above the
}
N W
 
26  
652  
 
extencive open bottoms on
the N W side
"    "   Rose Bud river  
S E
  40
  6  
658  
2546
"    "   Dry Creek  
N W
  20
19  
677  
 
"    "   Muddy Creek  
N W
  15
16  
693  
 
"    "   Weasel Creek  
S E
  10
16  
709  
 
"    "   Brattens River  
S E
  25
10  
719  
2607
"    "   Otter River  
N W
  30
12  
731  
2638
"    "   Beaver river  
S E
  30
    ¼
731 ¼
 
"    "   Thy Snaged Creek  
S E
  20
5 ¾
737  
 
"    "   Rivers a Cross  
both
  28
10  
747  
2635
"    a Small rapid not bad  
 
 
24  
771  
 
"    Stinking Cabin Creek  
S E
  20
14  
785  
 
"    Shield River    boald  
N W
35
16  
805  
 
"    the foot of the Rocky
}
16  
817  
2905
Mountains covered with
snow 15 of July    in Latd.
45° 22' 34" North

 

       Note    the distance by land from Clarks fork to the mountain is only 120 miles.    all the Streams falling in above Clarks fork are boald

 

       Portage from the River Rochejhone to the Head of the Missouri at the three forks.

 

        

   


Miles
Miles
across
from the
Rochejhone
From the Rochejhone 2 miles below the Rocky
}
  9  
 
Mountain on a Course nearly S 75° W. to the top
of the deviding ridge which divides the water of
the rochejhone from those of the Missouri, passing
up on the N. Side of portage run to the forks of
the road the Country open, ascent gentle
To the middle branch of the East fork of Galletins
}
    ½
  9 ½
River takeing the left hand road, this Stream run-
ning to the left
To a Gap in the mountain passing up a Small
}
  2 ½
12  
branch on it's N. Side with a gradual ascent Coun-
try open and the course nearly west
To the middle branch of the east fork of Galletins
}
  3  
15  
River passing down on the N. Side of a branch
Crouded with beaver dams
To the three forks of the East fork of Gallitins
}
  3  
18  
river passing on the S side
To the main fork of Gallitins river passing through
}
12
30  
a leavel plain N 78° W.
To the arm of the river which forms beaver Island,
}
  6  
36  
passing through the island a leavel open plain on a
course    N 70° W.    an emensity of Beaver dams
&c. on each side.
To Galletins River below the forks passing through
}
  6  
42  
an open leavel place on a course N. 78° W. on the
S. Side of the R.
To the Missouri imediately below the three forks.
}
  6  
48  
Jeffersons, Madisons and Galletins Rivers on a
Course N 85° W. through an open plain passing
over 2 Small hills after Crossing the river on its N.
Side

 

       Rout from the head of Jeffersons River at the place we left the Canoes to the mouth of Travillers rest on Clarks river on my rout in July 1806

 

        

From the forks where our Canoes were left in
}
  9
 
1805 up the west branch on an Old Shoshone road
about nine miles
To a Gap in the mountains which divides Willards
}
15
 
Creek waters from those of the Wisdom river on a
course N 30° West
To the boiling Hot Spring in a vally near the 3
}
  9
 
forks of Wisdom river, crossed 2 forks of wisdom
river from the right hand
To Glade Creek passing Wisdom river and 6 large
}
22
 
Creeks from a Snow toped mountain to the West,
passing a Spur of the mountain after Crossing the
last Creek on a Course N. 56° W.
To the head of Glade Creek keeping on an old
}
11
 
roade which passes up on the N. Side
To Oatlashoot vally leaving Glade Creek an head-
}
  5
 
ing to our right and passing over a dividing moun-
tain which Seperates the waters of the Missouri
from those of Clarks river
To the Middle fork of Clarks river from the left
}
  8
 
hand in Oatlashshoot Vally  
 
 
        79
To flour Camp Creek from the S E.  
10
 
To the West fork of Clarks river from the W.  
10
 
To Scattered Creek from the East  
38
 
To Travellers rest Creek from the west where the
}
23
  81
different roads meet before the mountain is
assended
   
 
160

 

       Note    this rout is generally leavel and firm and every par of it will afford a very good waggon road by removing a fiew logs and Cutting a little on hill Side.

 

       Note    The Indians inform us that there is an excellent road from the 3 forks of the Missouri through a low gap in the mountains to the East fork of Clarks river which passes down that fork to its junction and up on the West Side of the main fork to Travellers rest Creek which they travel with their families in 6 days    the distance must be about 150 miles, that added to 48 which is the portage from the River Rochejhone is 198 miles which is 26 miles further than the rout by the way of the falls of the Missouri—.

 

       One other rout from the River Rochejhone which is also a good one but Something further is from the head of the east fork of Galletins River on a direct course to the mouth of Wisdom River and up that river and Glade Creek and across to Clarks river in the Oatlashshoot Valley and from thence down that river to the Travellers rest Creek, at which point all the roads in this quarter of the appear to Center at the foot of those tremendious mountains— the best and most direct rout is by way of the falls of the Missouri and Travelers rest—    Several roads pass from the Missouri above the falls to Travellrs rest Creek.—

 

       refur to Book No. 9—    from the 19 Novr. to 29 of January 1806, for a Statement of the River Rochejhone & that part of our rout from the Falls of Missouri across the Mountains on our outward bound journey, all of which is estimated.  [11]

 

        

LEWIS AND CLARK'S POINTS FROM ST. CHARLES
TO THE PACIFIC COAST AND RETURN

Lewis and Clark's Name Present Name and Location
St. Charles St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri
Osage Womans River Femme Osage River, St. Charles County
Chauretts Creek Charette Creek, Warren County, Missouri
Shepherds Creek Big Berger Creek, Franklin County,
Missouri
Gasconnade River Gasconade River, Gasconade County,
Missouri
Muddy River Auxvasse River, Callaway County, Missouri
Grand Osage River Osage River, Osage-Cole county line,
Missouri
Murrow Creek Moreau River, Cole County
Cedar Creek Cedar Creek, Callaway County, Missouri
Lead Mine Hill Cole County (see "Mine Hill" at entry of
June 4, 1804)
Manitou Creek Moniteau Creek, Cole County
Split Rock Creek Perchee Creek, Boone County, Missouri
Saline or Salt River Petite Saline Creek, Moniteau County,
Missouri
Manitou River Moniteau Creek, Howard-Boone county
line, Missouri
Good Womans River Bonne Femme Creek, Howard County
Mine River Lamine River, Cooper County, Missouri
Arrow Prarie Vicinity of Arrow Rock State Park, Saline
County, Missouri (see entry of June 9,
1804
)
Two Charliton Rivers Little Chariton and Chariton rivers,
Chariton County, Missouri
antient village of the Missouri
Nation
Carroll and Chariton counties, Missouri
(see entries of June 13, 15, and 16, 1804)
Grand River Grand River, Carroll-Chariton county line
Snake Creek Wakenda Creek, Carroll County
Antient village of the little
Osage
Saline County, Missouri (see entry of
June 15, 1804)
Tigers Creek Crooked River, Ray County, Missouri
Eueberts Creek Sniabar River, Lafayette County, Missouri
(see entry of June 21, 1804)
Fire prarie Creek Near Jackson-Lafayette county line, Mis-
souri (see entry of June 22, 1804)
Fort point Near Ray-Clay county line, Missouri
Hay Cabin Creek Little Blue River, Jackson County
Coal bank Jackson County (see entry of June 25,
1804
)
Blue water River Big Blue River, Jackson County
Kanzas River Kansas (Kaw) River, Wyandotte County,
Kansas
Little River Platt Platte (Little Platte) River, Platte County,
Missouri
1st Old Kanzas Village Leavenworth County, Kansas (see entry of
July 2, 1804)
Independance Creek Independence Creek, Atchison-Doniphan
county line, Kansas
St. Michaels prarie Vicnity of St. Joseph, Buchanan County,
Missouri (see entry of July 7, 1804)
Nodawa River Nodaway River, Holt-Andrew county line,
Missouri
Wolf or Loup River Wolf Creek, Doniphan County, Kansas
Big Ne-me-hur River Big Nemaha River, Richardson County,
Nebraska
Tar-ki-o Creek Tarkio River (Big Tarkio Creek), Holt
County, Missouri (see entry of July 13,
1804
)
Neesh-nah-ba-to-no River Nishnabotna River, Atchison County, Mis-
souri (see entries of July 14 and 17, 1804)
Little Nemahar River Little Nemaha River, Nemaha County,
Nebraska
Bald pated prarie Vicinity of Waubonsie State Park, Fremont
County, Iowa (see entry of July 16, 1804)
Weeping water Creek Weeping Water Creek, Otoe County,
Nebraska
River Platt Platte River, Cass-Sarpy county line,
Nebraska
Butterfly or papelion Creek Papillion (Big Papillion) Creek, Sarpy
County
Musquetor Creek Mosquito Creek, Pottawattamie County,
Iowa (see entry of July 22, 1804)
Antiant Village of the Ottoes Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska (see en-
tries for July 27 and 28, 1804)
antient Ayauways village North of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie
County (see entry of July 28, 1804)
Bowyers river Boyer River, Pottawattamie County
Councill Bluffs Vicinity of Fort Calhoun, Washington
County, Nebraska (see entry of July 30,
1804
; Atlas map 13)
Soldiers River Soldier River, Harrison County, Iowa
Ea-neah, Wau-de-pon (Little
Sioux R.)
Little Sioux River, Harrison County, Iowa
Wau-car-de or bad Spirit
Creek
Blackbird (South Blackbird) Creek, or
North Blackbird Creek, Thurston County,
Nebraska (see entry of August 11, 1804)
Island 3 miles N E of the Ma-
har vilg.
In either Dakota County, Nebraska, or
Woodbury County, Iowa (see entry of
August 13, 1804; Atlas map 16)
Floyds River Floyd River, Sioux City, Woodbury County
Big Sieoux River Big Sioux River, South Dakota–Iowa state
line
Copperas . . . bluffs Dakota County, Nebraska (see entry of
August 22, 1804; Atlas maps 16, 17)
Hot or burning Bluffs Dixon County, Nebraska (see entry of
August 24, 1804; Atlas map 17)
White Stone River Vermillion River, Clay County, South
Dakota
little bow Creek Bow Creek, Cedar County, Nebraska
River Jacque or James River James River, Yankton County, South
Dakota
Calumet Bluff Near Gavins Point Dam, Cedar County,
Nebraska
Good Mans Isd. Between Bonhomme County, South Da-
kota, and Knox County, Nebraska (see en-
tries of September 1 and 2, 1804; Atlas
map 18)
Plumb Creek Emanuel Creek, Bonhomme County
White paint Creek Bazile Creek, Knox County (see entry of
September 4, 1804)
Quicurre or rapid River Niobrara River, Knox County
poncar River Ponca Creek, Knox County
Dome Old Baldy, Boyd County, Nebraska (see en-
tries of September 7, 1804, and August 31,
1806
; Atlas map 19)
Island of Cedar Little Cedar Island, between Gregory and
Charles Mix counties, South Dakota (see
entry of September 10, 1804; Atlas map 20)
White River White River, Lyman County, South Dakota
three Rivers of the Sieoux
pass
Crow Creek, Elm (Wolf) Creek, and Camp-
bell Creek, Buffalo County, South Dakota
big bend Big Bend of the Missouri River, Lyman,
Hughes, and Buffalo counties, South
Dakota (see entry of September 20, 1804;
Atlas map 22)
Tylors River Medicine River (Creek), Lyman County
Fort on Cedar island Dorion Island No. 2 (now submerged), be-
tween Hughes and Lyman Counties, South
Dakota (see entry of September 22, 1804;
Atlas map 22)
Teton River Bad River, Stanley County, South Dakota
upper . . . Ricara villages Stanley County (see entry of October 1,
1804
; Atlas map 23)
Chyenne River Cheyenne River, Stanley-Dewey county
line, South Dakota
La-hoo-catts Island Dolphees (Lafferty) Island, between Dewey
and Potter counties, South Dakota (see
entry of October 4, 1804; Atlas map 24)
Sar-war-kar-na River Moreau River, Dewey County
We-tar-hoo River Grand River, Corson County, South
Dakota
1st Ricaras Village Ashley Island, between Corson and Camp-
bell counties, South Dakota (see entry of
October 8, 1804; Atlas map 25)
2d Ricaras 3 Villages Corson and Campbell counties (see entry of
October 9, 1804; Atlas map 25)
Stone Idol Creek Spring (Hermaphrodite) Creek, Campbell
County
War-re-con-ne River Beaver Creek, Emmons County, North
Dakota
Cannon Ball River Cannonball River, Sioux-Morton county
line, North Dakota
Chesschetar River Heart River, Morton County
Old Ricara & Mandan
Villages
Mercer County, North Dakota (see entries
of October 1925, 1804; Atlas maps 28, 29)
Fort Mandan McLean County, North Dakota, probably
under Missouri River (see Atlas map 29)
Mandan Villages Mercer County (see entries of October 26
and 27, 1804; Atlas map 29)
Knife River Knife River, Mercer County
Minetarre [Hidatsa] villages Mercer County (see entry of October 27,
1804
; Atlas map 29)
Island McLean County (see entries of October 30,
1804
, and April 8, 1805; Atlas map 46)
Miry River Snake Creek, McLean County
Island in the little bason McLean County (see entry of April 10,
1805
; Atlas map 46)
Little Missouri River Little Missouri River, Dunn County, North
Dakota
Wild Onion Creek Deepwater Creek, McLean County
Goose egg Lake Shell Creek, Mountrail County, North
Dakota
Shabonos [Charbonneau's]
Creek
Bear Den Creek, Dunn-McKenzie county
line, North Dakota
Goat pen Creek Little Knife River, Mountrail County
Halls Strand Lake & Creek Tobacco Creek, Williams County, North
Dakota
White earth River Little Muddy River, Williams County
Rochejhone or Yellow Stone
River
Yellowstone River, McKenzie County
Marthys River Big Muddy Creek, Roosevelt County,
Montana
Porcupine River Poplar River, Roosevelt County
little Dry Creek Spring Creek, McCone County, Montana
Big Dry Creek Sand Creek, McCone County
Little Dry River Prairie Elk Creek, McCone County
Gulf Valley County, Montana (see Atlas maps
49, 58)
Milk River Milk River, Valley County
Big Dry River Big Dry Creek, McCone-Garfield county
line, Montana
Werners Run Duck Creek, Valley County
Pine Creek Seventh Point Coulee, Valley County
Gibsons River Sutherland Creek, Valley County
Brown Bear defeeted Creek Snow Creek, Garfield County
Brattens River Timber Creek, Phillips County, Montana
Burnt Lodge Creek Seven Blackfoot Creek, Garfield County
Wisers [Weiser's] Creek Fourchette Creek, Phillips County
Muscle Shell River Musselshell River, Garfield-Petroleum
county line, Montana
Growse Creek Beauchamp Creek, Phillips County
North Mountain Creek Rock Creek, Phillips County
South Mountain Creek South Mountain, or Armells, Creek, Fergus
County, Montana
Ibex Island Grand Island, Phillips-Fergus county line
(see Atlas maps 51, 60)
Goodriches Island Dry Island, Fergus County (see Atlas maps
52, 60)
Windsers [Windsor's] Creek Cow Creek, Blaine County, Montana
Elk Rapid Bird Rapids, Blaine-Fergus county line (see
entry of May 26, 1805; Atlas maps 52, 60)
Thompson's Creek Birch Creek, Chouteau-Blaine county line, Montana
Judieths River Judith River, Fergus County
Ash Rapid Deadman Rapids, Fergus-Chouteau county
line (see entry of May 29, 1805; Atlas maps
52, 60)
Slaughter River Arrow Creek, Fergus-Chouteau county line
Stone wall Creek Eagle Creek, Chouteau County
Maria's River Marias River, Chouteau County
Snow River Shonkin Creek, Chouteau County
Shields River Highwood Creek, Chouteau County
Belt (Portage) Creek Belt Creek, Cascade-Chouteau county line
Medicine River Sun River, Lewis and Clark, and Cascade
counties, Montana
fort Mountain Square Butte, Cascade County, Montana
(see entry of July 15, 1805; Atlas map 54)
Gap on the ridge [of the
Rocky Mountains]
Lewis and Clark Pass, Lewis and Clark
County (see entry of July 7, 1806)
Dearborns river Dearborn River, Cascade-Lewis and Clark
county line, Montana
Cohahlarishkit river North Fork Blackfoot River, Powell
County, Montana
Seamans Creek Monture Creek, Powell County
Werners Creek Clearwater River, Missoula County,
Montana
East fork of Clarks river Blackfoot River, Missoula County
Clarks River Clark Fork River, Missoula County
Travelers Rest Creek Lolo Creek, Missoula County
forks of Travelers rest creek Grave Creek, Missoula County
Hote Springs Lolo Hot Springs, Missoula County (see en-
try of September 13, 1805; Atlas map 69)
quawmash glades Vicinity of Packer Meadows, Idaho County,
Idaho (see entry of September 13, 1805;
Atlas maps 69, 70)
North branch of Kooskooske
river
Crooked Fork, Idaho County
Snowey Mountain Wendover Ridge, Idaho County (see entry
of September 15, 1805; Atlas map 70)
Hungary Creek Hungery Creek, Idaho County
Glade up Hungary Creek On Hungery Creek, Idaho County (see en-
tries of September 19 and 20, 1805; Atlas
map 70, "Small Prarie")
Glade on a Small branch On Fish Creek, Idaho County (see entry of
September 19, 1805; Atlas map 70)
Glade on Fish Creek On Eldorado Creek, Idaho County
Collins's Creek Lolo Creek, Clearwater and Idaho coun-
ties, Idaho
quawmash flatts Weippe Prarie, Clearwater County (see
Clark's entry of September 20, 1805; Atlas
map 71)
Kooskooske or Flathead River Clearwater River, Clearwater County
Rock dam Creek Orofino Creek, Clearwater County
Chopunnish River North Fork Clearwater River, Clearwater
County
Colters Creek Potlatch River, Nez Perce County, Idaho
Lewis's River Snake River, at mouth of Clearwater River,
Nez Perce County, Idaho-Asotin County,
Washington border
Swet house Village Mouth of Alpowa Creek, Asotin County
(see entry of October 11, 1805; Atlas map
73)
pilots Village Vicinity of present Wawawai, Whitman
County, Washington (see entry of Octo-
ber 11, 1805
; Atlas map 73)
Ki-moo-e-nimm Creek Tucannon River, Columbia County,
Washington
Drewyers [Drouillard's] river Palouse River, Franklin-Whitman county
line, Washington
Cave rapid Pine Tree Rapids (now under Lake Saca-
jawea), Franklin–Walla Walla county line,
Washington (see entry of October 14, 1805;
Atlas map 74)
Fishhook (Bason) Rapids Fishhook Rapids, Franklin–Walla Walla
county line (see entry of October 15, 1805;
Atlas map 75)
Discharge Rapid Five-Mile Rapids, Franklin–Walla Walla
county line (see entry of October 16, 1805;
Atlas map 75)
Columbia at the mouth of
Lewiss river
Columbia River, at the mouth of the Snake
River, Franklin, Walla Walla, and Benton
counties, Washington
Wallar wallars River Walla Walla River, Walla Walla County
Museleshell Rapid Vicinity of present McNary Dam, Benton
County, Washington-Umatilla County,
Oregon border (see entry of October 19,
1805
; Atlas map 75)
Pillacon Rapid Vicinity of Crow Butte State Park, Benton
County (see entry of October 20, 1805;
Atlas map 76)
wahhawpum nation Klickitat County, Washington (see entry of
October 20, 1805; Atlas map 76)
short rapid Klickitat County, Washington-Gilliam
County, Oregon border, now under Lake
Umatilla (see Atlas map 77)
Rocky Rapid Klickitat County, below Rock Creek (see
Atlas map 77)
River LaPage [Lepage] John Day River, Gilliam-Sherman county
line, Oregon
fishstack rapid Klickitat County, above Miller Island see
entry of October 22, 1805; Atlas map 77)
Towannahiooks River Deschutes River, Wasco-Sherman county
line, Oregon
Great Falls of the Columbia
river
Celilo Falls, Klickitat County, Washington-
Wasco County, Oregon border
">short narrows The Dalles of the Columbia River, Klickitat
County, Washington-Wasco County,
Oregon border
long narrows The Dalles of the Columbia River, Klickitat
County, Washington-Wasco County,
Oregon border
Chilluckitequaw Village Klickitat County, opposite the vicinity of
Crates Point (see entry of October 27, 1805;
Atlas map 78)
Cataract river Klickitat River, Klickitat County
Sepulcher Rock Lower Memaloose Island, Hood River
County, Oregon (see entries of October 29,
1805
, and April 14, 1806; Atlas map 78)
River Labeich [Labiche] Hood River, Hood River County
Little Lake Creek Little White Salmon River, Skamania
County, Washington
Cruzatt's [Cruzatte's] River Wind River, Skamania County
Grand Rapid Cascades of the Columbia River, Skamania
County, Washington, Hood River and
Multnomah counties, Oregon
Clahclellah Village Skamania County (see entries of Octo-
ber 31, 1805
, and April 9, 1806; Atlas
map 79)
Wahclellar Village Skamania County (see entry of November
2, 1805
; Atlas map 79)
beacon rock creek Perhaps Woodward Creek, Skamania
County
Phoca Rock Phoca Rock, Multnomah County (see entry
of November 2, 1805; Atlas map 79)
Quicksand River Sandy River, Multnomah County
Seal River Washougal River, Skamania County
diamond Island Government and McGuire islands, opposite
Portland, Multnomah County (see entry of
November 3, 1805; Atlas map 79)
Shahala Village Portland, Multnomah County (see entry of
November 4, 1805; Atlas map 79)
Multnomah River Willamette River, Multnomah County
Multnomah Village Sauvie Island, Multnomah County (see en-
try of November 4, 1805; Atlas map 80)
Quathlahpahtle Village Clark County, Washington, just above
Lewis River (see entry of November 5,
1805
; Atlas maps 79, 80)
Cahwahnahiooks River Lewis River, Clark-Cowlitz county line,
Washington
Cathlahaws Creek Kalama River, Cowlitz County
Elallah or deer Island Deer Island, Columbia County, Oregon
(see Atlas map 80)
Coweliske River Cowlitz River, Cowlitz County
Fannys Island & Bottom Crims Island and Bradbury Slough, Co-
lumbia County (see entry of November 6,
1805
; Atlas map 81)
Sea otter Island Perhaps Puget Island, Wahkiakum County,
Washington (see entry of November 7, 1805; Atlas
map 81)
Upper Village of the
Warkiacums
Vicinity of Cathlamet, Wahkiakum County
(see entry of November 7, 1805; Atlas
map 81)
Cathlâhmâhs Village Clatsop County, behind Karlson Island (see
entries of November 11 and 26, 1805; Atlas
map 82)
Point William Tongue Point, Clatsop County (see entry of
November 27, 1805; Atlas map 82)
Point Meriwether Astoria and Youngs Bay, Clatsop County
(see entry of November 29, 1805; Atlas
map 82)
Clat-Sop Village Point Adams, Clatsop County (see entry of
November 21, 1805; Atlas map 82)
Fort Clatsop Fort Clatsop National Memorial, on Lewis
and Clark River, Clatsop County (see entry
of December 7, 1805; Atlas map 84)
Point Adams Point Adams, Clatsop County (see Atlas
map 82)
River Rochejhone Yellowstone River, Mackenzie County,
North Dakota
Jos. Fields River Charbonneau Creek, Mackenzie County
yallow rock Mouth of Horse Creek, Yellowstone River,
Mackenzie County (see Clark's entry of
August 2, 1806)
Buffalow Crossings On Yellowstone River below Sagebrush
Creek, Richland County, Montana (see
Clark's entry of August 2, 1806; Atlas maps
112, 122)
Ibex River Smith Creek, Richland County (see Clark's
entry of August 2, 1806; Atlas maps 112,
122)
Samuels Creek Burns Creek, Richland County
Buffalow Creek Thirteenmile Creek, Dawson County,
Montana
Pine Brook Sand Creek, Dawson County
Catfish Creek Cedar Creek, Dawson County
Gibsons River Cabin Creek, Prairie County, Montana
Oak-tar-pon-er Stone Coal
River
O'Fallon Creek, Prairie County
Shabonos [Charbonneau's]
River
Cherry Creek, Prairie County
Wolf rapid On Yellowstone River below Powder River,
Prairie County (see Clark's entry of July 31,
1806
; Atlas map 121)
Wah-har-sop, redstone River Powder River, Prairie County
Yorks dry river Custer Creek, Prairie County
Yellow Bear rapids Mouth of Camp Creek, Prairie County (see
Clark's entry of July 30, 1806; Atlas map
121)
Buffalow Shoals On Yellowstone River below Sand Creek,
Custer County, Montana (see Clark's entry
of July 30, 1806; Atlas map 120)
Dry River Sunday Creek, Custer County
Lezeka or Tongue River Tongue River, Custer County
Turtle Creek Moon Creek, Custer County (see Clark's
entry of July 29, 1806; Atlas map 120)
Mar-Shas-kap River Graveyard Creek, Rosebud County,
Montana
Wood Brook Sweeney Creek, Rosebud County
upper Stone Coal Bluffs On Yellowstone River above Sweeney
Creek, Rosebud County (see Clark's entry
of July 28, 1806)
Little Horn River Rosebud Creek, Rosebud County
Table River Horse Creek, Rosebud County
Little Wolf River Big Porcupine Creek, Rosebud County
Chimney Bluffs On Yellowstone River, opposite Reservation
Creek, Rosebud County (see Clark's entry
of July 27, 1806; Atlas maps 111, 119)
White Creek Starved to Death Creek, Treasure County,
Montana
Laabeech's [Labiche's] River Sarpy Creek, Treasure County
Windsers [Windsor's] River Muggins Creek, Treasure County
Elk River Alkali Creek, Treasure County
Big horn River Bighorn River, Treasure and Yellowstone
counties, Montana
Buffalo Creek Buffalo Creek, Yellowstone County
White Clifts On Yellowstone River below Cow Gulch,
Yellowstone County (see Clark's entry of
July 26, 1806; Atlas maps 110, 117)
Halls River Cow Gulch, Yellowstone County
Shannons river Fly Creek, Yellowstone County
pompeys Tower Pompeys Pillar, Yellowstone County (see
Clark's entry of July 25, 1806; Atlas maps
110, 116)
Tumbling Bluff On Yellowstone River, between Rock and
Pompeys Pillar creeks, Yellowstone County
Big Dry Brook Crooked Creek, Yellowstone County
Pryors Creek Pryor Creek, Yellowstone County
Rock Creek Five Mile Creek, Yellowstone County
Pryors River Dry Creek, Yellowstone County
Yellow Clifts Sacrifice Cliff, Yellowstone County (see
Clark's entry of July 24, 1806; Atlas maps
108, 116)
Horse Creek Blue Creek, Yellowstone County
Clarks Fork Clarks Fork Yellowstone River, Yellowstone
County
Black bluffs opposit [Canoe
Camp]
On Yellowstone River below Bullion Creek,
Carbon County, Montana
Bluffs . . . N W side Vicinity of Youngs Point, Carbon County
Rose Bud river Stillwater River, Stillwater County,
Montana
Dry Creek Berry Creek, Stillwater County (see Clark's
entry of July 18, 1806; Atlas maps 107,
115)
Muddy Creek White Beaver Creek, Stillwater County
Weasel Creek Hump Creek, Sweet Grass County,
Montana
Brattens [Bratton's] River Bridger Creek, Sweet Grass County
Otter River Sweet Grass Creek, Sweet Grass County
Beaver river Lower Deer Creek, Sweet Grass County
Thy Snaged Creek Upper Deer Creek, Sweet Grass County
(see Clark's entry of July 17, 1806; Atlas
maps 107, 114)
Rivers a Cross Big Timber Creek (north) and Boulder
River (south), Sweet Grass County
Small rapid On Yellowstone River below Jarrett Creek,
Sweet Grass County (see Clark's entry of
July 16, 1806; Atlas map 107)
Stinking Cabin Creek Mission Creek or Locke Creek, Park
County, Montana (see Clark's entry of
July 16, 1806; Atlas maps 107, 114)
Shield River Shields River, Park County (see Clark's
entry of July 15, 1806; Atlas maps 106,
107, 113)
foot of the Rocky Mountains Bridger Range, Park County
dividing ridge Bozeman Pass, Bridger Range, Gallatin
County, Montana (see Clark's entries of
July 13 and 15, 1806; Atlas maps 106, 113)
middle branch of the East
fork of Galletins River
Jackson Creek, Gallatin County (see Clark's
entry of July 15, 1806; Atlas maps 106, 113)
middle branch of the east
fork of Galletins River passing
down. . . a branch
East Gallatin River (coming down Kelly
Creek), Gallatin County (see Clark's entry
of July 14, 1806; Atlas maps 106, 113)
three forks of East fork of
Gallitins river
Bridger, Rocky, and Bozeman creeks,
Gallatin County (see Clark's entry of July 14,
1806
; Atlas maps 106, 113)
main fork of Gallitins river Gallatin River, Gallatin County
Galletins River Gallatin River
forks where our Canoes were
left
Camp Fortunate, forks of theBeaverhead
River, Beaverhead County, Montana (see
entry of August 17, 1805, and Clark's entry
of July 8, 1806; Atlas map 66)
Gap in the mountains Big Hole Pass, Beaverhead County (see
Clark's entry of July 7, 1806; Atlas maps 67,
103, 104)
Willards Creek Divide Creek, Beaverhead County (see
Clark's entry of July 7, 1806; Atlas maps 67,
103, 104)
Wisdom River Big Hole River
boiling Hot Spring Jackson Hot Spring, Beaverhead County
(see Clark's entry of July 7, 1806; Atlas
maps 103, 104)
Glade Creek Trail Creek, Beaverhead County, passing
Big Hole River (see Clark's entry of July 6,
1806
; Atlas maps 68, 103)
head of Glade Creek Gibbons Pass, head of Trail Creek, Conti-
nental Divide, Beaverhead and Ravalli
counties, Montana (see Clark's entry of July
6, 1806
; Atlas maps 68, 103
Oatlashoot vally Ross's Hole, Ravalli County (see entry of
September 4, 1805, and Clark's entry of
July 5, 1806; Atlas maps 68, 103)
Middle fork of Clarks river East Fork Bitterroot River, Ravalli County
flour Camp Creek Warm Springs Creek, Ravalli County (see
Clark's entry of July 5, 1806; Atlas map 68)
West fork of Clarks river West Fork Bitterroot River, Ravalli County
(see entry of September 7, 1805; Atlas
map 68)
Scattered Creek Mill, North Spring, and Burnt Fork creeks,
Ravalli County (see entry of September 8,
1805
; Atlas map 68)
Travellers rest Creek Lolo Creek, Missoula County, Montana




 

1. The figures for this column do not appear in many instances in Voorhis No. 4. (Return to text.)

 

2. Unnamed in Voorhis No. 4. (Return to text.)

 

3. Given as "Big Horn River" in Voorhis No. 4. (Return to text.)

 

4. Given as "10" in Voorhis No. 4. (Return to text.)

 

5. The figures under the respective columns are given as "3, 10, 200, and 2775" in Voorhis No. 4. (Return to text.)

 

6. This figure is given as "5" in Voorhis No. 4 and no other figures appear under this entry. (Return to text.)

 

7. The Voorhis No. 4 version reads: "To the Junction of the roads on the tope of the highest mountain crossed a fork at Flathead R. at 2 ms." The figure under column two is given as "15." After this entry the Voorhis No. 4 version differs considerably with the codex journal. In the Voorhis notebook Clark condensed the remaining entries to a single page, mentioning only the major points from "Hungary Creek" to the coast. (Return to text.)

 

8. With this entry it appears that Lewis begins writing and seems to do so intermittantly until the entry for "Fannys Island" at mileage 3490. It is not certain whether he also entered the mileage figures. (Return to text.)

 

9. This phrase in red ink appears to be in Clark's handwriting. Book no. 9 refers to Codex I which was notebook number nine in Biddle's numbering system. The emendation, therefore, must have been written about 1810 when Clark and Biddle were confering on the latter's work on the history of the expedition. A similar reference occurs at the end of this section of Codex N, again written in red and again apparently in Clark's hand. (Return to text.)

 

10. This paragraph and the next one are crossed out with a heavy diagonal line. (Return to text.)

 

11. This paragraph, apparently in Clark's hand, is written in red ink; see a note above in reference to "Book No. 9." (Return to text.)












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