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

William Clark's Scouting Mission

Lewis and Clark in Lemhi County

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. William Clark's Scouting Mission Marker
Inscription. Was the Salmon River as treacherous as Cameahwait, the Lemhi Shoshone chief, had said? Clark and eleven men had come to find out. Finding a navigable, westward-flowing river was the major objective of the Expedition at this time.
Clark stayed in the Lemhi camp for several hours, smoking and talking with tribal leaders. He asked their help in portaging the Expedition's baggage across Lemhi Pass and left Sacajawea in the camp to help organize the effort.
Then he set out down the river with "Toby," an older Lemhi man who had volunteered his services as guide. Toby would show the explorers just how bad it was downriver!

"I informed the Indians (of)... our good intentions toward them (,) my concerns for their distressed situation... also... the object of my journey down the river and requested a guide to accompany me, all of which was repeited (sic) by the Chief to the whole village." - Willian Clark, August 20, 1805
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Location. 45° 0.227′ N, 113° 37.934′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Warm Springs Road (Forest Road 185) near Back Road (County Highway 20), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
William Clark's Scouting Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. William Clark's Scouting Mission Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meriwether Lewis Makes Contact (here, next to this marker); Lewis Learns from the Lemhi Shoshone (here, next to this marker); Sacajawea Comes Home (here, next to this marker); The Withington Caldera (here, next to this marker); Rheumatism and Recreation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Lemhi (approx. 1.7 miles away); Waters Flowing to the Pacific (approx. 1.8 miles away); MacDonald's Battle (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
 
Regarding William Clark's Scouting Mission. 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 the Byway and over two dozen information panels and markers on route. Estimated travel time is about 3 hours.
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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