August 26, 1806
William Clark

a heavy dew this morning  the hunters or Shannon  & the 2 fields came p at Sunrise and we Set out, they had killed only 2 Small deer one of which they had eat    at 8 passed the place the Tetons were encamped at the time they attempted to Stop us in Septr. 1804 [Above the mouth of Bad "Teton" River. Seel September 26, 27, and 28, 1804.], and at 9 A.M. passed the enterance of Teton River. [The party frist reached the bad "Teton" River on September 24, 1804.]  saw Several black tail or Mule deer and Sent out to kill them but hey were wild and the hunters Could not get a Shot at either of them.  a fiew miles below the Teton river I observed a buffalow Skin Canoe lying on the S Shore and a Short distance lower a raft which induces me to Suspect that the Tetons are not on the Missouri at the big bend as we were informed by the Ricaras, but up the Teton river.  at Meridn. we halted on the N E. Side opposit a handsom leavel plain in which there is great quantities of plumbs [Wild Plum, Prunus americana, this plant does ripen until September.] which are not yet ripe.  we passed the enteranc of Smoke Creek [La Chapelle, or Chapelle Creek in South Dakota. The party passed it on September 23, 1804.] and landed and Continued two hours to Stop a leak in the perogue and fix the Stearing oare,  Saw great quantities of Grapes [River-Bank Grape.], they are black tho' not thurerly ripe. at 5 P M. we landed a Louisells fort on Ceder Island [Regis Loisel's Fort aux Cedres, on the later Dorion Island; See May 25 and September 22, 1804.], this fort is entire and every part appears to be in the Same state it was when we passed it in Septr. 1804.  I observed the appearance of 3 fires in the houses which appeared to have been made 10 or 12 days past.   we proceeded on about 10 miles lower and encamped on the S.W.Side opposit our outward bound encampment of the 21st of Septr. 1804, a fiew miles above Tylors River. [The camp of September 21, 1804 at or just below the "Mock Island" of Clark's map; the present camp was opposite some four miles above the mouth of Medicine river, or Creek (Lewis and Clark's "Tylors River"). The site is now beneath Lake Sharpe (Big Bend Reservoir.]    we had a Stiff breeze from the S.E. which continued to blow the grater part of the night dry and pleasent.  as we were now in the Country where we were informed the Seioux were assembled we were much on our guard deturmined to put up with no insults from those bands of Seioux, all the arms &c. in perfect order. Capt. L. is Still on the mending hand  he walks a little.  I have discontinued the tent in the hole where the ball entered, agreeable to his request.   he tells me that he is fully Convinced that the wound is sufficiently heeled for the tents to be discontinued.  we made 60 miles to day with the wind ahead greater part of the day--

August 26, 1806
John Ordway

a fair morning.   we set out as usal and procd on verry well     passd the Mouth of Teton River about 9 A.M. [They had reached the Bad River on the outbound journey on September 24, 1804.]   procd on verry well without halting to cook this day and Camped at a bluff Some distance below Louisells fort and cedders Island which we passd. little before night. [The camp of this evening was about four miles above the mouth of Medicine River.  Regis Loisel's Fort aux Cedres was on later Dorion Island No. 2, now beneath the Big Bend Reservoir; See Clark's entry of September 22, 1804.]

August 26, 1806
Patrick Gass

We set out early, and had a pleasant morning; passed Teeton River [Bad River, where they had a bad encounter with the Teton Sioux, on September 24, 1804.], but saw no signs of the Teeton band of the Sioux nation.  In the evening we passed landselle's fort [Loisel's Fort aux Cedres.]; but found no persons inhabiting it.  At dark we encamped after coming about sixty miles.