July 18, 1806 entry by William Clark

as we were about Setting out this morning two Buffalow Bulls came near our Camp    Several of the men Shot at one of them.    their being near the river plunged in and Swam across to the opposit Side and there died. Shabono was thrown from his horse to day in pursute of a Buffaloe, the hose unfortunately Steping into a [badger] hole fell and threw him over his head.    he is a good deel brused on his hip Sholder & face.    after brackfast I proceeded on as usial...Shields killed a Buffalow this evening which Caused me to halt sooner than Common to Save Some of the flesh which was So rank and Strong that we took but very little. Gibson in attempting to mount his horse after Shooting a deer this evening fell and on a Snag and sent it nearly [two] inches into the Muskeler part of his thy.    he informs me this Snag was about 1 inch in diamuter burnt at the end.    this is a very bad wound and pains him exceedingly. I dressed the wound.