Hired on as an interpretor at Ft. Massac in 1803, George Drouillard proved to be one of the most trusted and valuable members of the expedition. An excellent marksman, much of his time was spent hunting. He also seemed to have an uncanny knack for being involved in many of the more adventurous and significant moments of the trek. Lewis wrote of him; 'A man of much merit... It was his fate also to have encountered, on various occasions, with either Captain Clark or myself, all of the most dangerous and trying scenes of the voyage, in which he uniformly acquited himself with honor'. After the expedition, Drouillard became a trapper and was later killed and partially eaten as a sign of their respect by the Blackfeet while he was trapping along the Jefferson River near the Three Forks in present day Montana.