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Lewis: Sunday July 28th 1805.

Our present camp is precisely on the spot
that the Snake [Shoshone] Indians were encamped
at the time the Minnetares [Hidatsa] of the Knife R.
first [caught] sight of them five years since.

from hence they retreated about three miles up Jeffersons river
and concealed themselves in the woods,
the Minnetares pursued, attacked them,
killed 4 men 4 women [and] a number of boys.

Sah-cah-gar-we-ah our Indian woman
was one of the prisoners taken at that time;
tho' I cannot discover that she shews any immotion of sorrow
in recollecting this event,
or of joy in being restored to her native country;

if she has enough to eat and a few trinkets to wear
I believe she would be perfectly content anywhere.

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from Songs of Lewis & Clark, released November 8, 2008

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Sara Bouchard Brooklyn, New York

I am a multi-disciplinary artist and songwriter with a strong foothold in American roots. My work explores the intersection between sound, story and environment. I perform solo and with my band Salt Parade.

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