Transcript: Today we are at Travelers' Rest, which was the Lewis and Clark Expedition's campground, of early September 1805 and early July of 1806. My name is David Peck. I am a practicing physician in San Diego, and I am the author of Or Perish in the Attempt: Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis and Clark Expedition . . . .
At the mouth of the Marias River on June 10, 1805, just before setting out to explore the "Southerley" fork of the Missouri, Lewis noted, "Sah-cah-gah, we a, our Indian woman is very sick this evening: Capt. C. blead her." Indeed, Clark's concern for her was conspicuous in his daily journal entries, which described her serious condition and his repeated bleeding therapy . . . .