History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clarke, to the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean: Performed During the Years 1804-5-6. By Order of the Government of the United States, Volume 2 (Google eBook)
Bradford and Inskeep, 1817 - Lewis and Clark Expedition
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Those Tremendous Mountains: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
David Freeman Hawke
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abundant animal appearance Beacon rock bird black alder branch brown buffaloe camp canoes captain Clarke captain Lewis Cataract river chief Chinnooks Chopunnish Clarke's river Clatsops coast colour Columbia Columbia river common cottonwood covered creek crossed deer Diamond island distance ducks eight encamped entrance falls feet fish four geese grass half halted hills horses houses hundred souls hunt hunters inches Indians inhabitants island Killamucks killed Kooskooskee land last night Lewis's river lodges Mandans Missouri morning moschetoes mount Hood mouth Multnomah natives neighbourhood Northwest company o'clock party passed pine plains proceeded procure Quamash quantities rain rapid reached resembling returned Ricaras rocks Rocky mountains roots route salmon seen shore Shoshonees side skins snow soon southwest species tail tains three miles timber to-day trade trees tribe village visited wappatoo Wappatoo island weather wind yards wide
Page 90 - We merely stopped to purchase some food and two beaver-skins, and then proceeded. Opposite to these islands the hills on the left retire, and the river widens into a kind of bay crowded with low islands, subject to be overflowed occasionally by the tide. We had not gone far from this village when the fog cleared off, and we enjoyed the delightful prospect of the ocean— that ocean, the object of all our labors, the reward of all our anxieties.
Page 156 - ... eighteen feet. They are hollowed at the top, so as to receive the ends of a round beam or pole stretching from one to the other, and forming the upper point of the roof for the whole extent of the building. On each side of this range is placed another, which forms the eaves of the house, and is about five feet high; but as the building is often sunk to the depth of four or five feet, the eaves come very near the surface of the earth. Smaller pieces of timber are now extended by pairs, in the...
Page 279 - ... on end from the floor to the roof. The apartments are separated from each other by a passage or alley four feet wide, extending through the whole depth of the house, and the only entrance is from this alley, through a small hole about twenty-two inches wide, and not more than three feet high.
Page 68 - ... hung brass kettles and frying-pans with holes in their bottoms, baskets, bowls, sea-shells, skins, pieces of cloth, hair, bags of trinkets and small bones, the offerings of friendship or affection...
Page 90 - We had not gone far from this village when the fog cleared off, and we enjoyed the delightful prospect of the ocean ; that ocean, the object of all our labours, the reward of all our anxieties. This cheering view exhilirated the spirits of all the party, who were still more delighted on hearing the distant roar of the breakers.
Page 382 - ... under the name of hohhost. They assured us, that they were all of the same species with the white bear ; that they associated together, had longer nails than the others, and never climbed trees. On the other hand, the black skins, those which were black, with a number of entire white hairs intermixed, or with a...
Page 172 - The treatment of women is often considered as the standard by which the moral qualities of savages are to be estimated. Our own observation, however, induced us to think that the importance of the female in savage life has no necessary relation to the virtues of the men, but is regulated wholly by their capacity to be useful. The. Indians, whose...
Page 157 - The very largest houses only are divided by partitions ; for though three or more families reside in the same room, there is quite space enough for all of them . " In the centre of each room is a space six or eight feet square, sunk to the depth of twelve inches below the rest of the floor, and enclosed by four pieces of square timber.
Page 21 - ... by means of a mallet of stone curiously carved. The pieces were then laid on the fire, and several round stones placed upon them : one of the squaws now brought a bucket of water, in which was a large salmon about half dried, and as the stones became heated they were put into the bucket, till the salmon was sufficiently boiled for use.
Page 29 - ... they, therefore, all came out and seemed perfectly reconciled; nor could we indeed blame them for their terrors, which were perfectly natural. They told the two chiefs that they knew we were not men, for they had seen us fall from the clouds; in fact, unperceived by them, Captain Clark had shot the white crane, which they had seen fall just before he appeared to their eyes; the duck which he had killed also fell close by him, and as there were a few clouds flying over at the moment, they connected...