Thursday 17th of April 1806

he had sill been unsuccessfull having not obtained a single horse from the natives
Meriwether Lewis

Maney of the nativs from different villages on the Columbia above offered to trade, but asked Such things as we had not
William Clark

Photo date: April 3, 2009
Some modern artifacts have been obscured.

Rock Fort

Rock cliff and Columbia River at Rock Fort

Thursday April 17th 1806.

the plain is covered with a rich virdure of grass and herbs from four to nine inches high and exhibits a beautifull seen particularly pleasing after having been so long imprisoned in mountains and those almost impenetrably thick forrests of the seacoast.
-Meriwether Lewis-

Photo date: April 18, 2009

Dallesport

Green hills at The Dalles

Thursday April 17th 1806.

Joseph Feilds brought me today three eggs of the party coloured corvus, they are about the size and shape of those of the pigeon.
they are bluish white much freckled with dark redish brown irregular spots, in short it is reather a mixture of those colours in which the redish brwn predominates, particularly towards the larger end. —
-Meriwether Lewis-

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Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica)

Bird with a black beak, chest, back, and tail.

Photo ©2009 Dick Daniels. Permission via the Creative Commons 3.0 License.

Thursday April 17th 1806.

there is a species of hiasinth in these plains the bulb of which the natives eat either boiled baked or dryed in the sun.
this hiasinth is of a pale blue colour and is a very pretty flower.
I preserved a specemine of it.
-Meriwether Lewis-

This lily was harvested on May 31, cleaned, but not cooked.

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Bicolored cluster lily bulb, Brodiaea howellii

Small onion-like bulb

Thursday April 17th 1806.

I made a bargin with the Chief for 2 horses, about an hour after he canseled the bargin I then packed up the articles and was about Setting out for the Village above when a man Came and Sold me two horses, and another man Sold me one horse, and Several others informed me that they would trade with me if I would Continue untill their horses could be drove up.
-Meriwether Lewis-

Appaloosa Horse

Gray appaloosa horse

Rocky Camp April 17th 1806.
Pursh

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Small-flowered Fiddleneck, Amsinckia menziesii

Side-view of a fiddleneck shaped plant iwht yellow flowers

Photo © Curtis Clark. Permission via the Creative Commons 2.5 License.

Rocky Camp April 17th 1806.
Pursh

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Miner’s lettuce, Claytonia perfoliata

Stem of a Miner's lettuce plant

Photo ©2011 Walter Sigmund. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

Rockfort Camp—Aprl: 17th 1806
Pursh's copy of Lewis herb

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Small blue-eyed mary, Collinsia parviflora var grandiflora

Plant with small white and blue petals

Photo ©2011 Walter Sigmund. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

Rockford camp. Aprl: 17th 1806. Lewis—
Pursh's copy

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Narrow-leaved collomia, Collomia linearis

Plant with tiny  blue petals

Photo by Jim Pisarowicz of the U.S. National Park Service.

Rock camp Aprl. 17th 1806.
Pursh

Photo: April 28, 2012, Tom McCall Nature Preserve

Lindley’s microseris, Microseris species

small plant with yellow flower that looks much like a dandelion

A Species of Clover near Rockford Camp on high hills Aprl. 17th 1806.
Pursh

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Big-head clover, Trifolium macrocephalum

Lavendar petals and sticky bracts

Photo ©2010 Matt Lavin. Permission via the Creative Commons 2.0 License.