Tendoy in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Lewis and Clark: Trading for Horses
Lewis and Clark in Lemhi County
But enemy raiders had stolen many Lemhi Shoshone horses that spring. They had few to spare.
The law of supply and demand prevailed. Lewis and Clark bought their horses, the last two with guns and ammunition. But they were in Clark's words, "indifferent, many Sore backs and others not accustomed to pack."
Without them, however, the Expedition would have gone no farther.
"The Indians... do not incline to sell us any more horses, without getting Guns & ammunition in return, as they say, they must have either horses or guns for their defence... that on the approach of their enemies they could get on their horses & carry off their Wives and Children & make their escapes." - Joseph Whitehorse, August 29, 1805
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 44° 57.594′ N, 113° 38.646′ W. Marker is in Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on State Highway 28 near Tendoy 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. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leaving the Lemhi Valley (a few steps from this marker); Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); First Irrigation Project (approx. 1.6 miles away); Salmon River Mission (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fort Lemhi (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Salmon River Mission (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sacajawea Comes Home (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. br
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.
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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 81 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.