a cloudy morning wind. Set out early course
|S. 40° W.||1 ½||miles to pt. of rocks on the Lbd. below a bottom & opsd.
one psd. an old Lodge in the Ld. bottom
|West||2||miles to a Stard. bend passed a rapd at ½ a mile 2 large
Indn. houses in a bottom on the Stard. Side above & below
the rapid, rocky hill Sides
|S. 40° W.||3||miles to the mouth of a 〈Creek〉 branch  on the Lard. bend,
Several Lodges at the 〈Creek〉 branch and a house opposit
vacant, we Purchased 7 dogs & fish roots &c to eat
|S. 75° W.||1 ½||mile in the Lard. bend passed a rapid Point Swift water|
|N. 40° E||1||mile to a bend Std. at a rapid psd. a large Indn. house
|N. 60° W.||2||miles to a Lard bend at a rapid bad no timber except a
fiew low Hackburry & a few willows.  we Purchd. Dried
Cherries Pashequar root and Pashequár marsh or bread.
Prise the shells verry much, also Iron wire—
|N. 10° W.||2||miles to a Stard. bend at a rapid, 2 Ind. Huts on the Std
|N. 40° W.||4||mile to a Std. bend psd. a Std. point to an Indian Camp of
3 Lodges on the Stard. Side, Dined & purchased 3 Dogs
and a fiew dried fish for our voyage down one Indian ac-
|S. 60° W.||2||miles to a Stard. bend passed a Stard point and 2 Indian
House all the houses*  are deserted the owners out in
the plains killg the antelope, Saw gees & Ducks
|S 30° W||1||to a Lard bend opsd. old Indn. Camp|
|N. 60 W||2||miles to Clift in a Stard. bend psd a rapid at ½ mile, an
Indian Cabin on the Lard. Side
|West||½||a mile to a Lard bend—|
|N. 10° W||1 ½||miles to a Std. bend passd. a cabin L. [S.?]|
|West||2 ½||miles to a Lard. bend passed a rapid opsd. a stoney Island
from Stard opsd which S is an Indian Cabin, a rapid at the
Lower point of Isd
|N. W.||3 ½||miles to the mouth of a run in the Stard. Bend at 2 Indian
Lodges, here we Camped, met an Indian from below, Pur-
chased 3 dogs and a fiew dried fish,  this is a great fishing
Island a house below, it evacuated wind a head
a cloudy morning wind from the East We Set out early and proceeded on passed a rapid at two miles, at 6 miles we came too at Some Indian lodges  and took brackfast, we purchased all the fish we could and Seven dogs of those people for Stores of Provisions down the river. at this place I saw a curious Swet house under ground, with a Small whole at top to pass in or throw in the hot Stones, which those in threw on as much water as to create the temporature of heat they wished—  at 9 mile passed a rapid at 15 miles halted at an Indian Lodge, to purchase provisions of which we precred some of the Pash-he-quar roots five dogs and a few fish dried, after takeing Some dinner of dog &c we proceeded on. Came to and encamped at 2 Indian Lodges at a great place of fishing  here we met an Indian of a nation near the mouth of this river. [NB: Qu] we purchased three dogs and a fiew fish of those Indians, we Passed today nine rapids all of them great fishing places, at different places on the river saw Indian houses and Slabs & Spilt timber raised from the ground being the different parts of the houses of the natives when they reside on this river for the purpose of fishing at this time they are out in the Plain on each side of the river hunting the antilope as we are informed by our Chiefs, 〈at〉 near each of those houses we observe Grave yards picketed, or pieces of wood stuck in permiscuesly over the grave or body which is Covered with earth, [NB: wrap up dead, put them in earth & throw over earth & picket the ground about]  The Country on either Side is an open plain leavel & fertile after assending a Steep assent of about 200 feet not a tree of any kind to be Seen on the river The after part of the day the wind from the S. W. and hard. The day worm.
Friday 11th Oct. 1805. a clear morning. we Set out eairly. two Indians accompy. us in a Small canoe. we proceeded on. at 8 oClock we halted at a large fishing Camp of Indians  where we bought Some Sammon and 8 or 10 fat dogs &C. these Savages have among them pleanty of beeds and copper trinkets, copper kittles &C which must have come from white people we proceeded on passed Several more fishing camps, where they have the Stone piled up in roes, So as to gig the Sammon at the Sides of the rocks &C. the country is barron and broken Some high plains. no timber. we can Scarsely git wood enofe to cook a little victules a fiew willows in places along the Shores. passed over Some rapids where the waves roled high. we roed 30 miles this day and Camped  at a fishing party of Indians, where we bought 3 or 4 more dogs and a little Sammon &C—
Friday 11th. We set out early in a fine morning; proceeded on about 6 miles, and halted at some lodges of the natives, where we got fish and several dogs. We continued here about an hour and then went on. No accident happened to day though we passed some bad rapids. In the evening we stopped at some Indian camps and remained all night, having come 30 miles. Here we got more fish and dogs. Most of our people having been accustomed to meat, do not relish the fish, but prefer dog meat; which, when well cooked, tastes very well.  Here we met an Indian of another nation, who informed us we could get to the falls in 4 days: which I presume are not very high as the salmon come above them in abundance.  The country on both sides is high dry prairie plains without a stick of timber. There is no wood of any kind to be seen except a few small willows along the shore; so that it is with difficulty we can get enough to cook with. The hills on the river are not very high, but rocky; the rocks of a dark colour. The bed and shores of the river are very stony; and the stones of a round smooth kind.
〈Wednesday〉 Friday 11th Oct. 1805. a fair morning. we Set out eairly. two  more Indians with a Small canoe accompy. us. we proceeded on passed over Some rapid water but the current mostly gentle. about 8 oClock we came to a fishing Camp & party of Indians, where we bought considerable quantity of Sammon, and 8 or 10 fat dogs to eat. Some dryed haws &c. Saw among them Some peace of fish net which they must have come from white people. a tea kittle made of copper Seen also &c. we proceeded on passed a great nomber of fishing camps where the natives fish in the Spring. the Stone piled up in roes So that in high water the Sammon lay along the Side of the line of rocks while they would gig them. the country is barron a high hills and clifts of rocks on each Side of the River not even a tree to be Seen no place. a fiew willows along the Shores Some places. Some rapids in the River but Some of them roles high waves but a large body of water. we roed 30 miles this day and Camped at a fishing Camp of Indians on the S. Side where we bought 3 or 4 more dogs and Some Sammon &c. one Indian from an other nation came among them f. falls
Friday October 11th This morning clear & pleasant weather. We set out early, and were accompanied with 2 More Indians in a small canoe. We proceeded on down the Columbia River & we passed over some Rapids but found the current mostly run gentle. At 8 o'Clock A. M. we came to a fishing Camp, where there was a party of Indians, where we purchased 10 fat dogs, a Quantity of Salmon & some dried haws, for to eat. We saw among these Indians some pieces of a fishing Seine, which we supposed must have come from some Civilized nation. We also saw among them a Copper Teakettle. We continued on our way, & saw a number of fishing Camps, where the Natives come to fish in the Spring of the Year. We also saw Stones piled up in Rows, so that when the River is high the Salmon lies along side the Rocks, at which place the Natives kill them with a Gig.— The Land at this place is a poor Barren, & on each side of the River lies high hills, & Clifts of rocks, and not a tree of any kind is to be seen, & a few willows are only to be seen in places along the Shore. We crossed over some Rapids, where the waves rolled high, and abundance of Water in the River; We came about 30 Miles this day, & encamped at a fishing Camp, laying on the South side of the River, where we found a number of Indians, who are of the Flatt head Nation, We purchased from those Indians 4 dogs & some Salmon for provisions. In the evening an Indian belonging to another Nation of Indians came to the Flatt head Indian Camp.