Lewis and Clark: Trading for Horses
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 8:42:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMF61K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
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Long Description:
One of three history signs at Lewis and Clark Back Country Byway interpretive site in Tendoy, Idaho.
Marker Name: Lewis and Clark: Trading for Horses

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
“The Indians . . . do not intend to sell us any more horses, without getting Guns & ammunition in return, as they say, they must have either horses or guns for their defense . . . that on the approach of their enemies they could get on their horses & cary off their Wives and Children & make their escape.” - Joseph Whitehouse August 29, 1805 When Lewis learned that Clark had found the Salmon River un-navigable, buying more horses became his top priority. He’d already bought about fifteen, but he needed twice that many to carry the Expedition’s baggage. But enemy raiders had stolen many Lemhi Shoshone horses that spring. They had few to spare. The law of supply and demand prevailed. Lewis and Clark bought their horses, the last two with guns and ammunition. But they were in Clark’s words, “indifferent, mainly sore backs and others not accustomed to pack.” Without them, however, the Expedition would have gone no farther.


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

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