September 14, 1805. Clark: here we were compelled to kill a Colt for our men & Selves to eat for the want of meat
September 16, 1805. Clark: Killed a Second Cold which we all Suped hartily on and thought it fine meat.
October 1, 1805. Clark: nothing to eate except a little dried fish which they men complain of as working of them as (as much as) a dost of Salts.
October 4, 1805. Clark: as our horse is eaten we have nothing to eate except dried fish & roots which disagree with us verry much.
October 5, 1805. Clark: nothing to eate except dried fish & roots. Capt. Lewis & myself eate a Supper of roots boiled, which Swelled us in Such a manner that we were Scercely able to breath for Several hours
. our hunters with every diligence Could kill nothing. The hills high and ruged and woods too dry to hunt the deer which is the only game in our neighborhood.
October 10, 1805. Clark: our diet extremely bad haveing nothing but roots and dried fish to eate, all the Party have greatly the advantage of me, in as much as they all relish the flesh of the dogs, Several of which we purchased of the nativs for to add to our store of fish and roots &c. &c.