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The Journals of Lewis and Clark Chapter Summary & Analysis - Among the Grizzly Bears Summary

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
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Among the Grizzly Bears Summary and Analysis

The portaging process begins slowly, as the weather turns stormy. For days, intense rainfalls turn the terrain into a pool of mud, making it nearly impossible for the weighted-down men to portage for extended periods. Intense heat periods alternate with heavy hailstorms, making the trek all the more difficult.

On June 21, Lewis starts to worry about the construction of the main boat; even though they already have enough animal skins, he wonders whether they will be able to find the material to build a solid frame and to seal the skins correctly. The following day, the men put together a primitive chariot able to carry a leather canoe loaded with material. On their way to the first camp site of the portage, they find the prickly pears covering the ground are a major problem, as the pears sting the...

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