President Jefferson exhorted Lewis r and Clark to write down everything they saw on their expedition. The pair did not disappoint the president. Below are some excerpts of The Lewis and Clark Expedition, written by Meriwether Lewis and published in 1814.
On Chopunnish Indians
(The Indians) make use of a decoy. This consists of the skin of the head and the upper part of a neck of a deer, kept in its natural shape by a frame of small sticks on the inside.
As soon as the hunter perceives a deer he conceals himself, and with his hand moves the decoy so as to represent a real deer in the act of feeding, which is done so naturally that the game is seduced within reach of arrows.