1st of October Monday 1804 The wind blew hard from the S. E. all last night, Set out early passed a large Island in the middle of the river opposit this Island the Ricaras lived in 2 Villages on the S W. Side,  about 2 Miles above the upper point of the Island the Chyenne River Coms in on the L. S. and is about 400 yards wide dischargeing but little water for a R. of its Size, the Current jentle, and navagable, to the Black mountains [Black Hills] we haule the Boat over a Sand bar, River wide & Shoal, pass'd a Creek at 5 mils we Call Sentinal Creek, a Small one above, but little timber about this river, the hills not So high as usial, the upper Creek I call lookout Creek,  Camped on a Sand bar, opposit a Tradeing house,  where a Mr. V [V written over Leb]alles & 2 men had Some flew goods to trade with the Sioux, a boy came to us, This Mr. Vallie informed us he wintered last winter 300 Legus up the Chyemne River under the Black mountains, he Sais the River is rapid and bad to navagate, it forks 100 Leagus up the N. fork enters the Black mountain 40 Leagues above the forks  the Countrey like that on the Missouri less timber more Cedar, the Coat Nur or Black m. is high and Some parts retain Snow all Summer, Covered with timber principally pine, Great number of goats and a kind of anamal with verry large horns about the Size of a Small Elk,  White Bear no bever on the chien [Cheyenne] great numbers in the mountains, The Chyenne Nation has about 300 Lodges hunt the Buffalow, Steel horses from the Spanish Settlements, which they doe in 1 month—  the Chanal of this River is Corse gravel, Those mountains is inhabited also by the white booted Turkeys
worthy of remark that the Grouse or Prarie hen is Booted, the Toes of their feet So constructed as to walk on the Snow, and the Tail Short with 2 long Stiff feathers in the middle. 
|N. 80° W||3||mes. to the upper pt. of a large Island in the River|
|N 70° W.||2||mes. to the mouth of Chien or Dog River on the L. S. (1)|
|N. 16° W||2 ½||miles to a pt. on the S. S. passed verry bad Sand bar|
|N. 50° E.||4||mile to Some willows on the L. S. passed 2 Creek on the
L. S. the upper Small— (2)
|S. 53° E||4 ½||mes. to a pt. on the 〈L.〉 S. S. passing a Bluff on the L S.|
Sand bars are So noumerous, that it is impossible to discribe them, & think it unnecessary to mention them. 
The wind blew hard all last night from the S. E. verry Cold Set out early the wind Still hard passed a large Island in the middle of the river (1) opsd. the lower point of this Island the Ricrerees formerly lived in a large Town on the L. S. [NB: remains only a mound circular walls 3 or 4 feet high] above the head of the Island about 2 miles we passed the (2) River 〈Chien (or Dog River)〉  [NB: Chayenne ] L. S. this river Comes in from the S W. and is about 400 yards wide, the Current appears gentle, throwing out but little Sands, and appears to throw out but little water the heads of this River is 〈not known a part of the nation of Dog〉 [NB: in the Second range of the Côte noir its course generally about East. So called from the Chayenne ] Indians [NB: who] live 〈Some distance〉 [NB: on the heads of it] 〈up this river, the presise distance I cant learn〉,  above the mouth of this river the Sand bars are thick and the water Shoal the river [Missouri] Still verry wide and falling a little we are obliged to haul the boat over a Sand bar, after makeing Several attempts to pass. the wind So hard we Came too & Stayed 3 hours after it Slackened a little we proceeded on round a bend, the wind in the after part of the Day a head— (2) passed a Creek on the L. S. which we Call the Sentinal, this part of the river has but little timber, the hills not so high. the Sand bars now noumerous, & river more than one mile wide including the Sand bars. (2) pass a Small Creek above the latter which we Call lookout C—. Continued on with the wind imediately a head, and Came too on a large Sand bar in the middle of the river, we Saw a man opposit to our Camp on the L. S. which we discovd. to be a Frenchman, a little 〈of〉 [NB: from Shore among] the willows we observed a house, we Call to them to come over, a boy Came in a Canoo & informed that 〈three〉 2 french men were at the house with good to trade with the Seauex which he expected down from the rickerries everry day, Severl large parties of Seauex Set out from the rics for this place to trade with those men— This Mr. Jon Vallie informs us that he wintered last winter 300 Leagues up the Chien River under the Black mountains, he informs that this river is verry rapid and dificiult even for 〈Perogues〉 Canoos to assend and when riseing the Swels is verry high, one hundred Leagues up it forks one fork Comes from the S. the other at 40 Leagues above the forks enters the black Mountain. The Countrey from the Missourie to the black mountain is much like the Countrey on the Missourie, less timber & a greatr perpotion of Ceder. The black Mountains he Says is verry high, and Some parts of it has Snow on it in the Summer great quantities of Pine Grow on the mountains, a great noise is heard frequently on those mountains"—  〈no bever on Dog river〉, on the mountains great numbers of 〈an〉 goat, and a kind of Anamale with large Circuler horns, This animale is nearly the Size of an Argalia Small Elk. White bear is also plenty— The 〈Chien〉 [NB: Chayenne ] Inds. 〈are about 300 lodges they〉 inhabit this river principally, and Steel horses from the Spanish Settlements 〈to the S W〉 This excurtion they make in one month the bottoms & Sides of R Chien is Corse gravel. This frenchman gives an account of a white booted turkey an inhabitant of the Cout Noie— [NB: (〈Turke〉 (Prairie Cock)]
We proceeded now from the mouth of this river 11 miles and Camped on a Sand bar in the river opposit to a Tradeing house verry windy & Cold— 11 miles above the Chien R
|1. * Kun-na-nar-wesh Gens de vash||Blue beeds|
|2. ° Noo-tar-wau||Hill Climbers|
|3. * Au ner-hoo||the people who pen
Buffalow to Catch them
|4. * To-che-wah-Coo||Fox Indians|
|5. * To-pah-cass||White hair's|
|6. * Cat-tar kah||Paducar|
|7. * Kie-wah||Tideing Indians|
|8. * Too war Sar||Skin pricks|
|9. Shar ha (Chien)||the village on the other Side|
|10. We hee Shaw (Chien)||The villages on this Side|
Those nation all live on the praries from S W. by S. to West of the Ricaries, all Speek different languages and are numerous all follow the Buffalow and winter in the mountains.
Monday 1st October 1804. we Set of as usal under a hard Breeze from E. Sailed on verry well past an Island. passed an old village of the Rick Rees nation on S. S.  passed the Mouth of a large River on the South Side called ashea or dog River, which is about [blank] yards wide a Great nomber of Sand bars at & near the Mouth (we had Some difficulty to pass) Some Scattering Timber on the Bottoms about the mouth of this River. passd. a bottom on N. S. Some thin timber near the River on Sd. Bottoms. Barren hills back from the River on boath Sides, & little or no Timber back from the River except on creeks & Streams, this Side of the River Platte The wind blew So hard that it was difficult to find the channel. we halted about 9 oClock took breakfast. dilayed about 2 hours then dragged our Boat over a verry Shallow channel. hoisted Sail proceeded on to a bend in the river at 2 oC. where the wind came a head. took dinner. then proceeded on passed a Bottom covered with Small Timber on 〈S.〉 N. S. a cool day. came 14 miles & Camped on a large Sand beach N. S. we Saw a man on the South Shore he called to us in french. Some of our frenchman answered him & knew him, 〈he〉 found he wished to See us. we desired him to come he came in a pearogue over to us. it was a young french man who lived with Mr. [Roi?] Valley  a trader from little Coat.
Monday 1st Oct 1804. We early continued our voyage, the morning was cloudy but the wind fair and we sailed rapidly. At 9 we passed the river De Chien, or Dog river a large river that comes in on the south side. A short distance above this river, the sand bars are so numerous, that we had great difficulty to get along; and encamped on one in the middle of the river. There were some French traders on the other bank of the river, and one  of them came over and remained with us all night.
Monday 1st October 1804. Set off eairly. a cloudy morning fare wind. we Sailed on rapidly. at 9 oClock we passed dog River which comes in on S. S. we Camped on a Sand bar in the middle of the river, a french trador came to us from the S. Shore.
Monday October 1st This morning we started Early, the weather being cloudy, and a fair Wind, we hoisted all sail and made great headway, At 9 o'Clock A. M. we passed Chien or Dog River, which emties itself into the Mesouri, on the South side of that River; We encamped on a Sand barr; in the middle of the River; at which place, a french Trader came to us from the South shore, and staid with us all night he being one of a party, who was with Louselle & had left him; he left us early in the next morning with his Canoe
To-che-wah-coo (tUhčiwáku'), "fox village." This name probably indicated a band of some larger tribal group.
Too war Sar (tuwaásA). In modern Arikara the term designates a medicine society also named neksaánu', "ghost." Inside the medicine bundle of the society is an image called ka'íWA, suggesting that it may have originated from that tribe. Clark's designation "Skin pricks," however, would seem to suggest the Wichitas.
We hee Shaw. This term is unclear although it may be related to waahawiša, "lying on its side." It is not a modern Arikara designation for any social group. Clark indicates that the term designated a division of the Cheyennes. "The other side" and "This side" may refer to the two sides of the Missouri River, indicating that the Cheyennes were still living, or had recently lived on both sides of the river. Later in the century they would be found entirely west of the river, ranging the plains from Montana to Oklahoma. Hodge, 1:71–74, 474, 698–701; 2:184, 705–7, 1158, 1037, 1172; Coues (NLEH), 1:384 and n. 6; 2:577–78; Hyde (IHP), 28–30, 130.(back)