Index

A

Alkali, natural deposits of, 60. Antelope, first seen, 29; how hunted, 69. Assiniboins, at war with Sioux, 49,

B

Beaver, hunted as game, 70, Beaver Head, 143. Big Dry River, 75. Bismarck, N. D., 44. Bitter Root Mountains, 147. Black Cat, a Mandan chief, 342. Boone, Daniel, 14. Buffalo, first signs of, 16; hunt, 51; curious adventure with, 87; extermination of, 338.

C

Caches, how built, 98. Calumet bird, 43. Camas, edible root, 179. Cameahwait, a Shoshonee chief, 157, Camp, first winter, 48; departure from, 57. Candle-fish, 252. Cannonball River, N. D-, 43. Captain Cook, 3. Captain Gray, 3. Captain Vancouver, 3. Carroll, Mont., 83. Carver, Jonathan, 5. Cascades of the Columbia, 262. Cathedral Rocks, 90-92. Cheyenne River, 40. Chinook Indians, 208; some account of, 246. Chouteau, a St. Louis trader, 355. Christmas (1804), 52; (1805), 240-

Clark, Captain, biographical notice Of, 7; general of militia, 359. Clark's Fort, 48; river, 180-63; party overtaken by disaster, 142. Clatsop Indians, some account Of, 248. Clearwater River, 183. Cloudburst, 116. Columbia River, discovery Of, 4; portage to, 108; at the headwaters of, 148; at the entrance to, 194; great falls of, 202; the great chute Of, 215 et seq. Comowol, a Columbia River Indian chief, 239. Condor, a California variety, 256. Council Bluffs, 19. Cowas, an edible root, 278. Coyote, described, 72. Crow Indians, 24.

D Dalles, the, 266. Dearborn River, 130. Divide, on the great, 148; across the, 179. Dog's flesh as an article of food, 24, 185-

E

Echeloot Indians, 210. Elk, hunting of, 251. Ermine, first seen, 49. Expedition, Lewis and Clark's, 7; Organization of, 8; route of, 10; sets sail, 14. "Experiment," failure of the boat, 124

F

Falls of the Missouri, 101; description of, 111 et seq. Flathead Indians, 211. Floyd's River, why so named, 23, Forks of the Missouri, 135. Fort Clark, 48; Clatsop, 255.

G

Gallatin's fork of the Missouri, 135. Gates of the Rocky Mountains, 132. Goose-nests in trees, 61. gray, Capt., discoverer of the Columbia, 3. Grizzly bear, first seen, 40; thrilling encounters with, 72, 76, 77, 105) 115, 315-

H

Horse-flesh eaten by the expedition, 77. Hungry Creek, 178, 303-

1

Independence Day, celebration of (1805), 123; (180(i), 327. Iowa Indians, 16. Islands, White Bear, 110.

J

Jefferson, President Thomas, 2-4; his letters to Capt. Lewis, 12; presents to, from Lewis and Clark, 55; welcome to Capt. Lewis on return, 358; name given to fork of the Missouri, 135. John Day's River, 203-

K

Klikitat River, 214, Kooskooskee River, 180.

L

Lewis, Capt., biographical notice of, 6, 7; accidentally wounded, 341; announces his return, 358; Governor of Louisiana Territory, 359; his tragical death, 360. Lewis and Clark, pursue separate routes across the Divide, 140; also on their return, 310, Lewis's River, 165.

Lewiston, Idaho, 185. Ledyard, John, 4. Lemhi River, 152. Little Devils, hill Of, 23. Louisiana Purchase, the, 1-2; divided into two territories, 360.

M

Madison, fork of the Missouri, 135. Mandan Indians, 46 et seq.; religion of, 50. Maria's River, 97. Medicine River, 106. Meriwether's Bay, 234. Milk River, 74. Minnetarees, at war with Sioux, 49; expedition has an encounter with, 318 et seq, Missouri River, Little, 60. Missouri, the Upper, So; great falls of, 101; forks of, 135; at the headwaters Of, 147. Mosquitoes, the great plague of, 126, 339. Mount St. Helen's, 198; Hood, 203. Mouse River, source of, 60. Multnomah (Willamette) River, 221, 259. Musselshell River, 81.

N

Nez Perce Indians (Chopunnish), 180; some account of the, 186. Noises, mysterious, 122.

0

Osage Indians, traditions of, 15. Ottoes, council with, 20.

P

Pacific Ocean, first sight of the, 225. Pawpaw fruit, 357. Pemmican, 33. Platte River as a boundary, 17, Porcupine River, 70. Prairie dog, 29.

Q Quamash flats, 302. Quicksand River, 220.

R

Rat, peculiar variety of, 121. Rickarees, in the country of the, 40. River, Little Missouri, to; Mouse, source of, 60; Yellowstone, 65; Porcupine, 70; Saskatchewan, 74; Milk, 74; Big Dry, 75; Upper Missouri, 80; Musselshell, 81; Slaughter, 88; Maria's, 97; Madison, 106; Columbia, portage to, 108; Smith's, 129; Dearborn, 130; Salmon, 152; Lemhi, 152; Lewis's, 165; Kooskooskee, 180; Clark's, 180; Clearwater, 183; Snake, 188; Yakima, 196; John Day'S, 203; Klikitat, 214 Quicksand, 220; Multnomah. 220. Rocky Mountains, first sight of, 85; sheep, 85; gates of the, 132; farewell to the mountains, 335. Rocks, Cathedral, 90-92.

S

St. Louis, village of, 11; first post-office in, 359. Sacajawea, joins the expedition, 48 stream named for her, 82; story of her capture, 138; finds her own people, 160; a tribute to her memory, 332. Sage-brush, first seen, 62. Saline County, Mo., 16. Salmon River, 152; City, Idaho, 165; abundance of fish, 194. Salt, made from sea-water, 235 et seq. Saskatchewan River, 74. Shannon, the lost hunter, 143. Shoshonees, first meeting with, 145 among the, 150 et seq.; some account of the, 171 et seq. Sioux Indians, 27, Slaughter River, 88. Smith's River, 128.

Snake River, 188; junction of the with Columbia, 190. Sokulk Indians, some account of, 191 et seq. Spirit Mound, 24. Spring River, S. D-; 42. Stone-Idol Creek, legend Of, 42. Sweat baths, Indian, 187, 298.

T

Tetons, in the country of, 33-38. Three-thousand-mile Island, 331. Tillamook Indians, 244. Traveller's-rest Creek, 309. Twisted-hair, an Indian chief, adventures with, 282 et seq.

U Umatilla, 271-

V

Vancouver, Capt-y 3-

W

Wahkiacum Indians, 224, Walla Walla, 271. Wappatoo, edible root, 230 description of, 260. Weocksockwillacums, 265. Wharfington, commands return party to the U. S., 58. White Bear Islands, 110; camp at, 114. Whisky, Indian rejection of, 42. Winter camp, first, 48; departure from, 57-

Y

Yakima River, 196. Yankton, S. D., 24. Yellowstone River, 65; Capt. Clark's descent of the, 327. York, a negro servant, 41, 159.