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Old 06-21-2012, 10:27 AM   #49
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Clark's Overlook Rock

Clark's Overlook Rock:

Lewis and Clark frequently traveled in separate parties. Once they were lost from each other for 10 days. Lewis & 6 soldiers and Seaman (their dog) was on foot (looking for horses) on Lemhi Pass. Clark with the main party of 25 men was struggling with 2,000+ pounds of canoes and cargo in a shallow creek (near today's Dillon, MT.) Lewis knew Clark's party had to be near a creek/river so he dispatched a soldier south to search for him.



Unable to leave their precious cargo and canoes Clark stood on this rock ledge for 5 days looking into the distance for Lewis and his party of 6 soldiers.



Today you can walk and sit exactly where Clark sat for those 5 days.



What Clark was seeing while looking for Lewis. Dillon, MT in center and Lemi Pass in the distance.




Probably the funniest event in the L & C Expedition.

Lewis had found desperately needed horses and was with a Shoshoni tribe that did not trust him at all and were expecting that they were being tricked and would encounter their hostile enemies..the Blackfeet. The Shoshoni Chief had basically captured Lewis and his soldiers and to keep safe made Lewis exchange clothes with them, in case the Blackfeet attacked. Lewis and his crew show up to meet Clark's main party wearing the Indian loin clothes, head feathers (basically nude) and the Indian chief was wearing Lewis' uniform. Had to be one funny sight to Clark and the rest of the main party.

This is probably a top 10 L & C marker for the Expedition.

BTW: This Chief ended up being Sacajawea's long lost brother.
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