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Tendoy in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Leaving the Lemhi Valley

Lewis and Clark in Lemhi County

 
 
Leaving the Lemhi Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Leaving the Lemhi Valley Marker
Inscription. The salmon runs that fed the Lemhi Shoshone in summer had almost ended: it was time to leave for the fall buffalo hunt on the Missouri River. Cameaghwait and his people would hunt with their allies, the Montana Salish, for mutual defense against enemies like the Blackfeet.
Their baggage loaded on horses bought from the Lemhis, the members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition started north on the overland portion of their journey. They faced weeks of fatigue, exposure, and hunger.
And though the Lemhi Shoshone would return to their valley home, the Corps of Discovery would find better routes elsewhere.

"A party of the (Shoshone) Indians that we were with, set out with their Horses to go over on the Mesouri (sic) after Buffalo, about 10 A.M. we set out, having all our horses (excepting 2) loaded with our baggage..." - Joseph Whitehouse, August 30, 1805
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 44° 57.606′ N, 113° 38.646′ W. Marker is in Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on State Highway 28 near Tendoy Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1944 Idaho Highway 28, Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Leaving the Lemhi Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Leaving the Lemhi Valley Marker
The marker is the leftmost panel in the righthand group.
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone (here, next to this marker); Lewis and Clark: Trading for Horses (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Lemhi (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sacajawea Comes Home (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Withington Caldera (approx. 3.1 miles away); William Clark's Scouting Mission (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lewis Learns from the Lemhi Shoshone (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
 
More about this marker. This marker is next to the Tendoy Store.

This marker is on the Lewis and Clark National Back Country Byway and Adventure Road. The Byway is a 36 mile loop from Tendoy, Idaho to Lemhi Pass and back to Tendoy over gravel roads with a 4000 foot gain and loss in elevation. There are 10 designated stops with pullouts on Byway and over two dozen information panels and markers on route. Estimated travel time is about 3 hours.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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