By Bob Blaisdell
Compact, low-cost anthology gains contributions from Jonathan Edwards, Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, and so on. contains introductory notes and recommendations for extra analyzing.
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Slightly below those mountains I observed numerous bald Eagles and huge white headed fishinghawks; boath those birds have been an analogous universal to our kingdom. From the variety of rattle snakes in regards to the Clifts at which we halted we referred to as them the rattle snake clifts. This serpent is similar earlier than discribed with oval spots of yellowish brown. The river lower than the mountains is swift rocky, very crooked, a lot divided by way of islands and withal shallow. After it enters the mountains it’s bends aren't so circuetous and it’s basic path extra direct, however it is both shallow les[s] divided extra rocky and fast. We persisted our rout alongside the Indian highway which led us occasionally over the hills and back within the slim bottoms of the river until on the distance of fifteen Mf from the rattle snake Clifts we arrived in a ha[n]dsome open and leavel vally the place the river divided itself approximately into equivalent branches; the following I halted and tested these streams and simply came upon from their measurement that it might be useless to aim the navigation of both any longer. four . . . there's scarcely any bushes at the river above the Rt. Snake Clifts, neither is there whatever better than willow brush in sight of those forks. instantly within the point undeniable among the forks and approximately � a mile distance from them stands a excessive rocky mountain, the bottom of that is surrounded through the extent undeniable; it has a novel visual appeal. The mountains don't look very excessive in any course tho’ the tops of a few of them are in part coated with snow. This convinces me that we have got ascended to a good hight because now we have entered the rocky Mountains, but the ascent has been so slow alongside the vallies that it was once scarcely perceptable by way of land. i don't beleive that the area can provide an instance of a river runing to the level which the Missouri and Jefferson’s rivers do via this kind of mountainous state and even as so navigable as they're. If the Columbia furnishes us such one other instance, a verbal exchange around the continent through water should be plausible and secure. yet this i will be able to scarcely wish from an information of its having in it[s] comparitively brief path to the sea a similar variety of toes to decend which the Missouri and Mississippi have from this element to the Gulph of Mexico. . . . resource: unique Journals of the Lewis and Clark day trip: 1804–1806. Vol. 2. Edited by means of Reuben Gold Thwaites. big apple; Dodd, Mead and corporate, 1904. 1. that's, the lady later identified to heritage as Sacagawea (c. 1788–1812). 2. “The Beaverhead lies approximately twelve miles south from dual Bridges and eighteen miles north (by street) from Dillon, Mont. ; however it is usually referred to as the purpose of Rocks. lower than thirty miles from it's the ‘Rattlesnake Cliff’ of Lewis and Clark, which match bears as impressive a resemblance to a beaver’s head as does the opposite cliffs and it truly is for this reason recognized in that zone because the Beaverhead. ” [Note by way of O. D. Wheeler. ] three. The historian John Bakeless reminds us right here that “This is the 1st trace of what Sacagawea’s actual carrier was once to be.