Antelope and Sagebrush

Between 1804 and 1806, Meriweather Lewis and George Rogers Clark led an expedition of the American West.

Lewis noticed not just one but several species of sagebrush. He wrote,

“[O]f this last the A[n]telope is very fond; they feed on it, and perfume the hair of their foreheads and necks with it by rubing against it.” Sierra Club notes on Lewis and Clark expedition.

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6 responses to “Antelope and Sagebrush

  1. I understand the antelope’s draw to that sagebrush perfume.

  2. kittie howard

    Your quote tugs – through the computer screen.

  3. Very interesting…he wrote that so lovingly.

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