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Lewis & Clark as Naturalists
The Collection: Locality Information Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
Locality Name:
Kinfe River - Above the mouth of Knife River
Mercer County , North Dakota
Above the mouth of Knife River

Species Encountered:
icon-3 Thomomys talpoides
Northern Pocket Gopher
April 9, 1805
icon-4 Helianthus tuberosus L.
Jerusalem artichoke
April 9, 1805

The roots of this sunflower were a source of food for the Corps after they left Fort Mandan and proceeded up the Missouri.

icon-1 Eremophila alpestris
Horned Lark
April 10, 1805
icon-1 Colaptes auratus
Northern Flicker
April 11, 1805
By noting plants and animals common to the United States west of the Mississippi River, Lewis and Clark extended the boundaries of known flora and fauna. ...  more>>

Journal Entries:
Above the mouth of Knife River

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