June 7, 1841

Monday, 7th. Three Indians continued with us. The wind blew very hard towards evening. 3 buffaloes were killed and part of their meat brought to the camp.

The company is starting to see the buffalo (American bison) that roamed the prairie in vast numbers. These will be an important source of meat for the company.

About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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