The Journals of Lewis and Clark - Wallawallas and Nez Percé Summary & Analysis

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
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On April 27, the captains of the Corps of Discovery meet with Yellept, the principal chief of the Wallawalla tribe. They convince him they need horses and as many provisions as possible in order to complete their trek across the mountains. The chief then talks to his people and does his best to persuade them to help the explorers as much as possible. By the end of the day, the explorers are in possession of ample stock and provisions. However, the horses remain a problem.

The following day, Yellept brings a beautiful white horse to Clark; in return, the captain gives him his sword, a lot of munitions and a few other articles of small value. During the day, Sacagawea meets with a Shoshone prisoner, who helps in translating their conversations with the Wallawallas. That night, hundres of men and...

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