September 25-30, 1804 Teton to Cheyenne September 25, 1804 We gave the first and second chief some food and whisky and the chiefs gave us some meat (some of which was spoiled). The Indian chiefs really liked the whisky and became drunk. A fight almost broke out because the second chief said that we had not given them enough presents and captain Clark disagreed with them and became a little hostile. The Indians treatment to Captain Clark was very rough even though he eventually tried to make peace with them. Later that day we went to an island to camp for the night; we named it Bad Humored Island because of our bad mood. Sept. 26-27, 1804 The Mahar Indians fed us and did ceremonial dances for us; some even slept on our boat. They acted as if they wanted to be friends with us. On the second night there, one of the men who steered, passed the bow of the boat and the peroge hit the cable broad side and broke it. Captain Clark then had to order everyone to get up and get to their oars. This scared the Mahar chiefs, so they yelled to their village that our crew was attacking them. One of the Mahar Indian's prisoners, who spoke Mahar, told captain Lewis and Clark that the Indians intended to stop our journey and rob us. Sept. 30, 1804 Due to a very strong wind the stern of our boat got caught on a log and the boat overturned. The chief on board was so frightened by this that he ran and hid. When we were finally able to land the boat, he got his gun and told us that he wished to return to his village.
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