Synopses & Reviews
A fine warm day. We met with a Frenchman, by the name of Jussome, whom we employ as an interpreter. This man has a wife and children in the village. Great numbers on both sides flocked down to the bank to view us as we passed. Captain Lewis, with the interpreter, walked down to the village below our camp. After delaying one hour, he returned and informed me the Indians had returned to their village.
In the spring of 1805, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, with a small band of men and a Shoshone woman, set out on a journey to explore the Western frontier-land of America, from the Missouri River to the northern Pacific coast and back. Written by the explorers themselves, these journals remain the most vivid depiction of their epic trek.