Moreau River

Two privates, two sergeants, and a French guide pause beside a river

© 2000 by Michael Haynes. All rights reserved.

Othe night of June 3, 1804, the Corps of Discovery camped at the mouth of the Moreau River, 143 miles up the Missouri, where Captain Clark "Saw much Sign of war parties of Inds." In this picture the woodsman, hunter and interpreter George Drouillard, one of the most versatile members of the expedition, studies signs of the Indian traffic before heading out on a hunting trip. The Field brothers, with the two horses the Corps had at the time for carrying game back to the boats, will accompany him. Nearby, the two officers confer about the day's plans.

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