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2. Glasgow

Glasgow: On the way west, on May 8, 1805, Lewis named the Milk River for its cloudy appearance. He hoped this river would connect with the Saskatchewan River so that America could take over some of the fur trade dominated by the Canadians.

The maps they brought were either blank or sketchy after Fort Mandan. The confusion of rivers plagued the Corps all along their route to the Great Falls. Information from one tribe didn't always match that of another, since each tribe kept to its own trails and territories. As a result, the expedition found rivers where they expected none and puzzled over which routes to follow.

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