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The Journals of Lewis and Clark Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Return Journey Begins Summary

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
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The Return Journey Begins Summary and Analysis

The Corps leave Fort Clatsop on March 23, 1806. The captains are convinced they are carrying enough salt and supplies to last them until they reach the Missouri. Before leaving, Lewis leaves behind several copies of a list of the explorer's names, insuring that a physical proof of their feat will be recorded. Seven days after their departure, Lewis writes they can view Mount St. Helens ("the most noble-looking object of its kind in nature") and Mount Hood in the distance.

On April 2nd, a few canoes filled with natives visit the camp. The men mention to Lewis that a couple of them live near some falls on the side opposite of the Columbia, on a river that feeds the Columbia on the south. Lewis decides to take a small party with him and visit this unexplored area. After tricking a...

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