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Tonwontonga description

Tonwontonga was a large Indian village along the Missouri River. The Corps was encamped at this location from August 13th to the 20th.

Distance from Camp Dubois: 866 miles

August 15, 1804:  "Captain Clarke [sic] and ten of the party went to the Maha creek to fish, and caught 387 fish of different kinds ... The fish here are generally pike, cat, sun-perch and other common fish.  What we caught were taken with trails or brush nets ... This day [the 19th] sergeant Floyd became very sick and remained so all night.  He was seized with a complaint somewhat like violent colick."  Patrick Gass

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