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The Journals of Lewis and Clark - From the Platte to the Vermillion Summary & Analysis

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
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From the Platte to the Vermillion Summary and Analysis

The Corps sets up a camp christened White Catfish, located roughly nine miles above the Platte River. On July 24th, after sending a party to collect timber and two others to hunt, Captain Clark gives George Drouillard and Peter Cruzat some tobacco and sends them to invite local members of the Otos and Pawnees tribes to come talk to them. He then spends some time drawing a map of the river to send to the President. The following day, Lewis prepares the papers that will be sent back to the President in a pirogue from River Platte. Goodrich catches a strange, white catfish that looks partly like a dolphin. On the 25th, the stormy weather keeps Clark from attending to his drawing task. He cures one of the men who had a tumor by emptying...

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