William Clark’s Scouting Mission
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 45° 00.234 W 113° 37.950
12T E 292532 N 4986755
Quick Description: History sign at Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway interpretive Site on Warm Springs Road.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2012 8:30:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMF5RZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 3

Long Description:
One of five signs located around the Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway Kiosk along Warm Springs Road west of Lemhi Pass.
Marker Name: William Clark’s Scouting Mission

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
“I informed the Indians (of) . . . our good intentions toward them (,) my concern for their distressed situation . . . also . . . the object of my journey down the river and requested a guide to accompany me, all of which repeited by the Chief to the whole village.” - William Clark August 20, 1805 Was the Salmon River as treacherous as Cameahwait, the Lemhi Shoshone chief, had said? Clark and eleven men had come to find out. Finding a navigable, westward-flowing river was the major objective of the Expedition at this time. Clark stayed in the Lemhi camp for several hours, smoking and talking with tribal leaders. He asked their help in portaging the Expedition’s baggage across Lemhi Pass and left Sacajawea in the camp to help organize the effort. Then he set out down the river with “Toby,” an older Lemhi man who had volunteered his services as guide. Toby would show the explorers just how bad it was downriver!


County: Lemhi

Group Responsible for Placement: BLM

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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