Great numbers of Indians
came from both Villages and delayed the greater part of the day
without tradeing a Single horse. ...they asked nearly half the
merchindize I had with me for one horse. ... the nativs requested the
party to dance which they very readily consented and Peter Cruzat
played on the Violin and the men danced Several dances & retired
to rest in the houses of the 1st and Second Cheif.
... all of those articles they precure from other nations who visit them for the purpose of exchangeing those articles for their pounded fish of which they prepare great quantities. This is the great mart of all this country. ten different tribes who reside on Taptate and Catteract River visit those people for the purpose of purchaseing their fish, and the Indians on the Columbia and Lewis's river quite to the Chopunnish Nation visit them for the purpose of tradeing horses buffalow robes for beeds, and such articles as they have not.