August 27, 1806
William Clark

Set out before Sunrise   a Stiff breeze a head from the East proceeded to the enterance of Tylors river on the S W Side and landed on a Sand bar and Sent out the hunters to kill Some meat, our Stock of meat being now exouseted and this the most favourable place to precure a fresh Supply, the hunters returned in 3 hours without haveing killed any thing.  they informed me that the bottoms were entirely beaten up and the grass laid flat by the emence number of Buffalow which had been here a Short time past.  the deer had left the bottom.  they Saw several Buffalow Bulls which they did not think proper to kill as they were unfit for use.  here discover the first Signs of the wild turkey. [Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo.]    at 1 P M we halted in the big bend [The Big Bend, or Grand Detour, of the Missouri River, appears prominently on Clark's map. Lewis and Clark first passed it on September 20 and 21, 1804.] and killed a fat buck elk near the river, which was very timely as our meat was entirely exhosted.  at 2 P.M we again proceeded on down saw Several Buffalow Bulls on each Side of the river also Some deer of the Common kind. [White-Tailed deer of the eastern United States.]  at 6 P.M. we herd the bellowing of the Buffalow Bulls in the lower Isld. of the Big bend below the Gouge [Possibly Brule Island, now under Lake Sharpe (Big Bend Reservoir.)] which induced a belief that there was Some fat Cows, 5 men went out from the 2 Small Canoes which was a little a head, and killed two Cows one Bull and a Calf nether of them wer fat we droped the Perogue & Canoes to the lower part of the Island near to where the buffalow was killed and incamped haveing come 45 Miles only to day.  had the buffalow butched and brought in and divided.  My friend Capt. Lewis hurt himself very much by takeing a longer walk on the sand bar in my absence at the buffalow than he had strength to undergo, which caused him to remain very unwell all night.

August 27, 1806
John Ordway

a fair morning.   we Set out eairly and procd. on a Short distance     Saw a number of buffaloe    halted about one hour to hunt but killed nothing then procd. on    passed the mouth of Teton river [Ordway probably means "Tylor's" River, modern Medicine River, SD.] and passing around the grand turn or grand bend [The Big Bend, or Grand Detour, of the Missouri River which the party first passed on September 20 and 21, 1804.] we killed an Elk and took on board all the meat    in the evening we Camped [See Clark's entry for this day.] on a large Island which was covd with thin timber and tall grass where we killed 4 out of a large gang [of buffalo] and Saved the best of the meat.   the Musquitoes verry troublesome indeed

August 27, 1806
Patrick Gass

We again had a pleasant day and embarked early; proceeded on till we came to the upper end of the Great-bend, and there stopped to hunt.  As our hunters saw no game, we in a short time continued our voyage round the bend; at the lower end of which we killed an eld.  As we were passing an island, we saw a gang of buffaloe feeding on it; when we halted and killed three of them, and encamped on the island for the night.