RCC Honors History Project

quote from Clark

Posted by jwilhelm21 on December 29, 2009

Clark, October 19, 1805

Clark found thirty-two Indians in a lodge, “in the greatest agutation, Some crying and ringing there hands, others hanging their heads” (256). They were not eased until Sacagawea entered. “As soon as they saw the Squar wife of the interpreter they pointed to her and informed those who continued yet in the Same position I first found them, they imediately all came out and appeared to assume new life, the sight of This Indian woman, wife to one of our interprs. Confirmed those people of our friendly intentions, as no woman ever accompanies a war party of Indians in this quarter” (256-7).

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