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Moose

Capt. Lewis, June 2, 1806--The Indians inform us that there are a plenty of Moos to the S.E. of them on the East branch [Salmon River] of Lewis's [Snake] river which they call Tommanamah R.

On Landers Fork, Montana -

Capt. Lewis, July 7, 1806--Halted to dine at a large beaver dam the hunters killed 3 deer and a fawn. deer are remarkably pleny and in good order. Reubin Fields wounded a moos deer this morning near our camp. my dog much worried [Ed.--alarmed by the moose].

 
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