January 21, 1805
A number of Indians bring in a large quantity of corn to trade for blacksmith work from the Fort Mandan forge. Two men bring in 3 horse loads of elk and venison.
2 men went up to the Grossvarntares village to trade Some woolf Skins with the N. W. Compy Traders for Tobacco. they Got 3 feet of twist tobacco for each Skin.
January 21, 1806
Today is cloudy and rainy at Fort Clatsop near Astoria, Oregon. The Captains describe the root of the Edible thistle, which they find sweeter than any other fruit or root eaten by the Indians.
Two of the hunters Shannon & Labuish returned having killed three Elk.
the indians left us about 12 O'Clk.