Journal of A New Nation's Journey West
 
May 5 - 21, 2004

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May 13, 2004 -- Medora, ND to Billings, MT. Updated Birdlist. Today we gave ourselves Indian names. it is a tradition among native Americans to give themselves or each other names according to happenings in their lives or exhibited personality. Just for fun, here they are: in no particular order: ok
 
Herb Kauffman = Old Longlegs Marge Schuler = Back Nester
Beth Kauffman = Silent Squaw Rob Barber = White Scalp Gourmand
Roland Pascal = Spotted Pony Donna Barber = Princess Joyous Spirit
Nancy Pascal = Woman Who Travels John Zach = Proverbial Snowman
B. J. Leschen = Running Needle Lavada Bryant = Medicine Woman
Harry Markley = Sleeping Bull Lenore Link = Big Broad Muckemup
Marge Markley = Swift Birchbark Bill Link = Chief Jelly Belly
Bob Matlosz = Chief Wisdom Tooth Lillian Wallis = Tiger Lil
Patricia Smoogen = She Who Is Easily Fooled Lois Flanagan = Book Woman
E.L. Smoogen = Soft Shoulder Eleanore Hire = Eats A Lot
Judy Pattee = Older Than Dirt Carolyn Clark = Walking Feet
Dorothea Becker = Golden Sunshine Ian Clark = Prairie Wolf
Emma Chamberlain = Morning Star Tom O'[Brien = Many Paces
Stan Chamberlain = Rain in the Face Galen Freeman (Driver) = Chief Tonganoxie
Don Popejoy (Coordinator) = Newman Walks Home in the Snow Tom Laidlaw (Instructor) = Big Bull Slinger

Some thoughts about yesterday, May 12: What would make us realize, to some extent, what the Corps faced...than to have snow from Bismarck to Fort Mandan? It was so special! The glorious puffs of white on branches and leaves...snow on the sand bars of the Missouri...not quite ice floes, but close enough...lucky for us, the warm bus to return to. Marge Schuler (Back Nester)

Today's major attraction was Pompey's Pillar on the Yellowstone River where, on July 25, 1806, Clark scratched his name into this sandstone formation.

The signature is around the corner from this view, accessed by 105 stairs. The summit costs you 100 more, but the view is worth it. There's our flag up there. Tom O'Brien is today's flag bearer.

Pascals

View from the Top

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