By M. Timothy Nolting
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain, Part I


In the fall of 1805, Lewis and Clark arrived on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains where they encountered the Nez Perce Indians and found them to be friendly and exceptionally hospitable.

In fact, had it not been for the Nez Perce, the Corp of Discovery may well have failed to reach the western coast of the continent. At the Nez Perce village, Lewis and Clark received much needed provisions, assistance in building suitable canoes for river travel and were gifted with horses of the beautiful Appaloosa breed.

Other than the long winter encampment along the Pacific coast, the Corp of Dis...

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