Seaman's Journal August 20, 1805
(delivered secretly to Gail Seffens)
we left Missouri we had good food all the way to Fort Mandan. I had fun
playing in the snow that winter, but my master and the other men said it
was cold. Swimming in the water was fun but running up the hills was
hard for meand the men carrying and pushing the canoes. We had good
buffalo steaks on the trek to Missoula and then we had to eat some of
However, by the time we got
to the Snake River and the cook served dog, I knew it was time to look
for nuts and berries. Maybe I should turn vegetarian. Will we have fish
Seamanís Journal Sept 12, 1805
reason why I was invited on this trip across this vast country is
because Iím part of the CIA Ė Canine Intelligence Agency. After we left
Ft. Mandan and before we reached the Great Falls, I began hearing rumors
that Coyote was planning some kind of mischief. As I was patrolling camp
one night I saw him with the Grizzly Bear and the Sacred White Buffalo.
I crept close enough to hear what they were saying.
were all curious about the group of white men traveling along the
rivers. They looked something like the Indians but dressed differently,
smelled differently, and acted differently. Coyote suggested the bear
and buffalo run these interlopers off the prairie.
a good thing I heard them and could warn my master and his men. From then
on we kept a very sharp outlook and made it safely across the hills and
valleys. My master only had one major run-in with a grizzly, and we
dined many times on buffalo. We out-foxed Coyote. Here's a picture of
the conspirators that I drew.