Leaving the Lemhi Valley
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 57.609 W 113° 38.644
12T E 291462 N 4981924
Quick Description: History sign on Hwy. 28 at Tendoy, Idaho.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2012 7:27:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMF61B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:
One of three history signs at Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway interpretive site in Tendoy, Idaho.
Marker Name: Leaving the Lemhi Valley

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
“A party of the (Shoshone) Indians that we were with, set out with their Horses to go over on the Mesouri after Buffalo, about 10 A.M. we set out, having all our horses (excepting 2) loaded with our baggage . . .” - Joseph Whitehouse August 30, 1805 The salmon runs that fed the Lemhi Shoshone in summer had almost ended: it was time to leave for the fall buffalo hunt on the Missouri River. Cameahwait and his people would hunt with their allies, the Montana Salish, for mutual defense against enemies like the Blackfeet. Their baggage loaded on horses bought from the Lemhis, the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition started north on the overland portion of their journey. They faced weeks of fatigue, exposure, and hunger. And though the Lemhi Shoshone would return to their valley home, the Corps of Discovery would find better routes elsewhere.

County: Lemhi

City: Tendoy, Idaho

Group Responsible for Placement: BLM

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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