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1. In what Montana County did the Lewis and Clark expedition camp on this date in 1805? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. In what state was Ted Lewin born? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the West Virginia Archives and History, what rank did Martin Delany achieve while in the Union Army during the American Civil War? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a children's author born on this date:

1. Who was the first Native American to be ordained a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church on this date in 1986? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to MontanaKids, Chief Crazy Horse was probably born on the banks of what river? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the Ohio Historical Society, who was Martin Delany's co-editor of the "North Star" newspaper? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of an 1882 work by L. Frank Baum (according to Authors' Calendar):

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1. According to the British Labour Party, how old was Tony Blair when he entered Parliament in 1983?

2. According to PBS, at what university did Sigmund Freud study medicine?

3. According to the Library of Congress, what was the title of L. Frank Baum's first children's book?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book by Henry David Thoreau:

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis letter to Clark: Here is your commision accompanied by the Secretay of War's letter. It is not as I had wished it to be. I will explain more in depth when I see you next. I have sent you by Colter and Moses Reed 200 lbs. of
tallow which you will be good as to have melted with 50 lbs. of hog's lard, cooled in small vessels and put in small Keggs which were to be used for Whiskey. No Keggs can be obtained from St. Louis. I hope that things will be ready for our departure. Manuel Lisa and Mr. Francis Maire Benoit are giving me more trouble than they are worth. I have conversed with them many times and I believe they are scoundrels, and they have given me abundent proofs of their unfriendly dispositions toward our government and their measures. I no longer plan to call them gentlemen, but rather puppies. They have hired someone to draft a petition and remostrance to Governor (William) Claibourne against me. I can't believe that such men will be willing to appear to have such sanity, will act in such a way as to show some type of insanity. I plan to take two horses with me, the one which is at camp and the one in which the men now bring to you. Your sincere friend.
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: The morning being fair and pleasant and wind favourable we set sale at an early hour, and proceeded on very well the great part of the day; the country still continues level fertile and beautifull, the bottoms wide and well timbered comparitively speaking with other parts of the river; no appearance of birnt hills pumice stone or coal, the salts of tartar or vegitable salts continues to appear
on the river banks, sand bars and in many parts of the plains most generally in the little revines at the base of the low hills.

Fields still continues unwell.

saw a brown bear swim the river above us, he disappeared before we can get in reach of him; I find that the curiossity of our party is pretty well satisfyed with rispect to this anamal, the formidable appearance of the male bear killed on the 5th added to the difficulty with which they die when even shot through the vital parts, has staggered the resolution several of them, others however seem keen for action with the bear; I expect these gentlemen will give us some amusement shotly

saw a great quantity of game of every species common here. Capt. Clark
walked on shore and killed two Elk, they were not in very good order, we therefore took a part of the meat only; it is now only amusement for Capt. C.. and myself to kill as much meat as the party can consum; I hope it may continue thus through our whole rout, but this I do not much expect. two beaver were taken in traps this morning and one since shot by one of the party. saw numbers of these anamals peeping at us as we passed out of their wholes
which they form of a cilindric shape, by burrowing in the face of the abbrupt banks of the river.

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Clark: This morning the Susband of the Sick woman was as good as his word. he produced us a young horse in tolerable order which we imedeately had killed and butchered.

the inhabitents Seemed more accommodating this morning. they Sold us Some bread. we received a Second horse for Medecine & procription to a little girl with the rhumitism whome I had bathed in worm water, and anointed her a little with balsom Capivia. I dressed the woman again this morning who declared that She had rested better last night than She had Since She had been sick.

Sore Eyes is an universal Complaint among all the nations which we have Seen on the West Side of the rocky Mountains. I was busily imployed for several hours this morning in administering eye water to a Croud of applicants. we once more obtained a plentiful meal, much to the Comfort of all the party.

Capt Lewis exchanged horses with We ark koomt and gave him a small flag with which he was much pleased and gratifyed. the Sorrel which Cap L. obtained is a Strong active well broke horse—.

At this place we met with three men of a nation Called the Skeets-so-mish who reside at the falls of a Small river dischargeing itself into the Columbia on its East Side to the South of the enterance of Clarks river. this river they informed us headed in a large lake in the mountains and that the falls below which they reside was at no great distance from the lake.

these people are the Same in their dress and appearance with the Chopunnish, tho' their language is entirely different. one of them gave me his whip which was a twisted Stick 18 Ins. in length at one end a pice of raw hide Split So as to form two Strings about 20 inches in length as a lash, to the other end a String passed through a hole and fastened at each end for a loope to Slip over the wrist. I gave in return for this whip a fathom of narrow binding.

The River here Calld. Clarks river is that which we have heretofore Called Flathead river. Capt. Lewis has thought proper to Call this after myself for this Stream we know no indian name and no white man but our Selves was ever on this river. The river which Fiddler call's the great lake river may possiably be a branch of it, but if So it is but a very inconsiderable branch, and may as probably empty itself into the Columbia above as into Clarks river.

the Stream which the party has heretofore Called Clarks river imedeately above the great falls, has it's three principal branches in Mountains Jefferson, Hood and the Northern Side of the S. W. Mountains and is of course a Short river. this river is Called by the Skillutes & Eneshure Nations Towannahhiooks which is also the name they Call those bands of Snake indians who Come on this river every Spring to Catch the Salmon—.

The Kooskooske river may be Safely navigated at present all the rocks of the Sholes and rapids are perfectly Covered; the Current is Strong, the water Clear and Cold. this river is riseing fast—.

The timber of this river which consists principally of the long leafed pine which commences about 2 miles below our present encampment on Colters Creek. it was 2 P M. this evening before we could collect our horses. at 3 P M. we Set out accompanied by the brother of the twisted hair and We-ark-koomt. we derected the horse which I had obtained for the purpose of eateing to be led as it was unbroke, in performing this duty a quarrel ensued between Drewyer and Colter—.

We Continued our march along the river on its North Side 9 miles to a lodge of 6 families built of Sticks mats and dryed Hay. of the Same form of those heretofore discribed. we passed a Lodge of 3 families at 4 ms. on the river, no provisions of any discription was to be obtained of these people. a little after dark our young horse broke the rope by which he was Confined and made his escape much to the chagrine of all who recollected the keenness of their appetites last evening. the brother of the twisted hair & wearkkoomt with 10 others encamped with us this evening—.

The nativs have a Considerable Salmon fishery up Colters Creek. this Stream extends itself to the Spurs of the Rocky Mountain and in much the greater part of its Course passes through a well timbered pine Country. it is 25 yds. wide and discharges a large body of water. the banks low and bead formed of pebbles—.

had a Small Shower of rain this evening.

The Chopunnish about the Mouth of the Kooskooske bury their dead on Stoney hill Sides generally, and as I was informed by an Indian who made Signs that they made a hole in the Grown by takeing away the Stones and earth where they wished to deposit the dead body after which they laid the body which was previously raped in a robe and Secured with Cords. over the body they placed Stones So as to form a Sort of arch on the top of which they put Stones and earth So as to Secure the body from the wolves and birds &c. they Sometimes inclose the grave with a kind of Sepulcher like the roof of a house formed of the canoes of the disceased. they also Sacrifice the favorite horses of the disceased. the bones of many of which we See on and about the graves.

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