I know my people do not like me. They don't treat me well at all. George Drouliard, the Cartographer is a good friend of mine. He makes me feel better about myself and how selfish my people are. I have decided to leave my land and continue the journey. It makes me sad to think of leaving my land and Jumping Fish, but I must leave. --Sacagawea (Bird Women)
It's dinnertime at Fort Mandan. We pulled out the Dutch Oven and threw in some tuber roots that the Mandan Tribe from across the river gave us. This was a night to celebrate because Sacagawea gave birth to a son. His name is Jean Baptiste but we'll call him Pomp. Even George Drouilliard stopped charting maps to celebrate. It was truly a magical evening.
The weather is frigid here at Fort Mandan. We were able to use the dutchoven to make hominy and bacon tonight. It warmed my insides. I hope that we can have more meat tomorrow.
- Meriwether Lewis