September 11, 1806, The Return:
The meat was checked, and was about 2 days past spoiled, so it was thrown out. Everyone was hungry, so the group stopped near the Nodaway River in the valley. Only 2 deer were killed, but grapes and pawpaws were found too and lots were packed away for the voyage.
The Lewis and Clark map of 1814 shows the Nodawy spelled as “Nodawa R.”, and pictures of pawpaws if you haven’t eaten them before, try one!