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Many of my clients are historians and scholars seeking information pertinent to their specific fields of research. For their benefit, I include the following details directly from this book. Historical Topics and Places Discussed in this Book Include: (Partial Only, For Full Details See Main Description Below) George P. Belden Nebraska Territory Yankton Sioux Squaw Man Indian Wars Native American Fort McPherson Civil War Nebraska Infantry Cavalry Fort Phil Kearney Dakota Territory Fort D. Russell Wyoming Territory Old West Western Soldier Military Dances With Wolves Buffalo Bill Cody Unkpapa Sioux Brownsville Nebraska City Omaha Council Bluffs Sioux City Medicine Lodge Arrows Hunting Buffalo Hunting Jerking Meat Santees Pawnees Indian Arrows Sitting Bull Sioux Bow Stone Flint Ax Tools Implements Hammers Mallets HatchetsWar-Clubs Spears Javelins Buffalo Robes Fur Trade Pipes Tobacco Tomahawk Pipe Trapping Traps Beaver Bear Prairie-Dog Chief Scalping Scalp-Lock Winnebago Hair Ornaments Scalping-Knife Face Painting War Paint Head-Dresses Moccasins Indian Dogs Dog Soup Hunting Elk Antelope Boar Grizzly Bear Rocky Mountain Sheep Big Horn White Buffalo Legend St.

Paul Indian Traders Savage Tribes Assiniboines Indian Sweat-Lodge Medicine Man War Path M'Dewankantonwan Tribe Freemasonry Oanktahee Union Army Fort Randall Cannibals Stage-Coach Ogallalas Massacre of Cottonwood Canyon Indian Attack Republican River Indian Barbarity General Sully Expedition Horrors Phil Kearney Massacre Ground Fort Reno Lewis and Clarke's Expedition Snake Indians Powder River Country Wampum. BELDEN, THE WHITE CHIEF; Or, Twelve Years Among the Wild Indians of the Plains. From the Diaries and Manuscripts of George P.

Belden, the Adventurous White Chief, Soldier, Hunter, Trapper and Guide. Edited by James Brisbin, U.

Published in 1875 by E. 9 x 6 pebbled cloth hardcover with gilt Indian motif and spine title. Condition: VERY GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION. Exterior as shown in photo. Text is clean and complete, some faint foxing. No torn, loose or missing pages. I use them as a time-saving measure, since the very same illustrations are featured in the book currently for sale. There may be slight variations in foxing/toning, etc. This is the story of George P. Belden, a legendary figure of the Old West who, at the age of 12 or 13, ran away from his Ohio home and lit out for the Nebraska Territory. After a series of adventures he was adopted into a tribe of Yankton Sioux, learned the Sioux language and married a Sioux woman named Washtella. Men like Belden who assumed the Indian lifestyle and took Indian wives were referred to derisively by other whites as squaw men.

Belden was a keen observer and during his years with the tribe he partook of the Siouxs daily routines, rituals and social life. He watched how they interacted, what they ate, how they hunted buffalo and antelope, how they prepared their meals, made bows and arrows, saddles, moccasins, and more. He participated in their birth, marriage and death rituals.

He ate dog meat and developed a taste for it. The Sioux became his friends and family. In many ways, his life resembled that of the fictional John Dunbar in Dances With Wolves.

Belden became known throughout the territory as the White Chief, both to the Sioux and soldiers stationed at nearby Fort McPherson. When the Civil War broke out, Belden joined up with the 1st Nebraska Infantry, the 1st Nebraska Veteran Cavalry Volunteers, and the 2nd Nebraska Cavalry. He later received a Lieutenant's commission in the regular army and held assignments at Ft.

Phil Kearney, Dakota Territory, Ft. Russell, Wyoming Territory and Ft. While at Fort McPherson, Belden became friendly with Buffalo Bill Cody. Cody was riding as a scout with the Fifth Cavalry and had a ten-day pass at Fort McPherson in 1869. Only an hour after they met, Belden challenged Buffalo Bill to a rifle match.

The two men got out their guns and drew up a set of rules. Cody won the first match, but Belden triumphed in the second.

They left it at that. Evidently the rigid life of a military man did not sit well with the free spirit he had become during his time among the Sioux. Belden was court-martialed and cashiered out of the military in 1869.

Before his death, however, Belden told the story of his life to General James S. Brisbin recorded Beldens adventures, experiences and reminiscences of Sioux life as personally told to him by Belden himself and published them as serialized dispatches from the frontier in newspapers back East. In fact, in the Preface of BELDEN, THE WHITE CHIEF, the Publishers explain how Brisbins serialized account of Beldens life became the book before you.

The attention of the Publishers was called to the BELDEN papers something over a year ago, since which time a few of them have been published in the New York Tribune and Chicago Tribune, and in the Cincinnati Gazette. The papers thus published excited a great deal of interest, and were read with a great deal of satisfaction by thousands. In fact, so great was the satisfaction, that the whole series was eagerly sought for publication in serial form before its issuance in book form; but we are happy to state that we secured the entire series, and herein present it to the public, fresh and unhackneyed. The illustrations are from original designs, many of them made in outline by Mr. Belden himself, and others by Mr. Innman, formerly of New York, but now of the Regular Army. They were all engraved by the New York Bureau of Illustration, and we can not speak too warmly of the promptness and fidelity with which their engagement was fulfilled. The quality of their work speaks for itself. It will be observed that nearly every chapter is complete in itself, each presenting a different phase of Indian or frontier life and character, but all so systematized and arranged as to form a connected and complete whole. The quality of the book's illustrations should also be noted, particularly the full-page scenes.

The attention to detail in these images is amazing, with as much care and thoughtfulness applied to the scenic backdrops as to the figures in the foreground. Each is a work of art in its own right.

To give you a better idea of the wealth of historical and ethnographic information waiting for you in BELDEN, THE WHITE CHIEF, I have provided some helpful details below, starting with thorough summaries of the many chapters in the book. Followed by a summary of the books illustrations, and finally some photos of those illustrations and the book itself. I hope youll take a few moments to have a look. CHAPTER ONE: Difficulties in Writing a Book My Early Home Run Away Arrive at Brownsville, Nebraska On the Banks of the Missouri First Impressions of iho West Early Settlers My Father Moves Out West Starts the "Nemaha Valley Journal " Growth of the West Thirst for Adventure Run Away from Home a Second Time Regrets at Leaving The Pony Out in the Open Air Under the Starlight A Last Look at Home Off for the Plains. CHAPTER TWO: Nebraska City Omaha Council Bluffs Laying in Supplies A Surprise Off Again Lost on the Prairies An Alarm The Hunter's Cabin Indian News A Frontier Supper The Peace Pipe Singular Behavior of my Host The Red Devils at Work A New Arrival Generosity Extraordinary Sioux City La Frombe Joining the Indians Adopted into the Tribe An Indian Sweetheart Married by Order Settling Down to be a Warrior. CHAPTER THREE: Life Among the Indians My Little Wife Washtella The Medicine Lodge A Curious Custom Medicine Arrows What the Indians eat A Family Man Pleasant Evenings Washtella's Tales The Ancient Yanktons Indian Amusements The Ball Game How it is Played A Spirited Contest Preparing for the Fall Hunt How the Indians Travel. CHAPTER FOUR: Off for the Fall Hunt Washtella and the Pony Indian Songs Camping Out A Stroll in the Wild Woods Sunset on the Prairies Washtella and I An Indian Fairy Tale The Giants of Old Wearer of the White Feather What Chacopee Saw in the Woods The Wooden Man Battle of the Giants Chacopee's Troubles All's Well that Ends Well Indian Credulity At the Hunting Grounds.

CHAPTER FIVE: The Beautiful Lake Killing the First Buffalo on the Hunt Unexpected Honors The Great Hunt How the Indians Take Buffalo Jerking the Meat Packing away Winter Supplies Moving Camp Killing Buffalo Calves Other Modes of Capturing Buffalo The Hunt Ended The Buffalo Feast and Dance Return Homeward At Peace with all the World. Indian Doctors Their Ignorance and Vanity Patent Medicines Indian Girl Bitten by a Rattlesnake The Savage Mode of Treatment An Old Indian Physician A Veritable Ass How the Girl was Cured Wonder of the Savages The Council and Explanation Modesty of the Indian Doctor Practicing Medicine among the Savages A Bore I Give Up the Doctoring Business. CHAPTER SEVEN: Indian Horse Races The Santees Get Beaten Another Expedition against the Pawnees Crossing the Missouri Waiting for the Santees The March The Attack Woo-Hoo-Yah-Hoo A Disaster The Retreat A Battle The War-Chief Wounded A Terrible Contest Defeated Again The Return Homeward Parting With the Santees Mourning for the Dead.

CHAPTER NINE An Indian Village Mirages on the Prairies Their Fatal Deceptions The Encampment A Surprise A Strange and Beautiful Picture The Warning and Welcome Locating a Town Lot The Santees Curiosity of the Women Resemblance between White and Red Women A Noble People The Missionary Pleasant Interview How the Indians Build their Homes My New Residence. CHAPTER TEN Indian Arrows How they are Made Cutting the Shafts Drying and Smoking them Why they are Wrapped in Rawhide Peeling the Shafts Making the Notch Why the Shaft is Fluted The Arrow-Head Fastening it Putting on the Feather Price of Arrow-Heads Where they are Made Immense Profits of the Traders Prices of Arrows The Indians Bad Financiers Indian Paints Where they are Manufactured A Curious but Profitable Business War Arrows A Deadly Shaft The Terrible Poisoned Arrow How it is Poisoned Disuse of the Poisoned Arrow The Reason Why Signal Arrows How they are Made Their Meaning Indian Cunning.

CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Bow Its Antiquity Indian Boys Learning to Shoot Power of the Bow The Sioux Bow How it is Made Why it is Carried Unstrung Wood for Bows Their Value Difficulty of Drawing them Shooting Buffalo with Bows and Arrows Strengthening the Bow with Sinew The Bow-String Crow and Cheyenne Bows The Elk Horn Bow How it is Made The Value of an Elk Bow Quivers How they are Made and Carried Names of Indians The Sioux Chief Spotted Tail How to Shoot with the Bow Striking with the Bow Indian Insults and Honor. CHAPTER TWELVE: Indian Manufactures The Bone, Stone, and Flint Ax How they are Made Indian Hammers, Mallets, Hatchets, and Hoes Rasps and Files How they are Made, and what Used for War-Clubs, Spears, and Javelins Indian Riding Whips Curious Manner of Making them The Indian Knife A Remarkable Trade Enterprise The Crow Comb "Necessity the Mother of Invention" Illustrated. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Buffalo Robes Fleshing, Tanning, and Drying them Trade Robes Their Value The Body Robe The Fur Trade How it is Conducted Its Profits Indian Prices of Furs Sending them to Market Their Value at St.

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Pipes and Tobacco Where did Man Learn to Smoke? The Tobacco Plant Where the English Found it Old Indian Pipes How and of What they are Made The Way an Indian Smokes Ceremonies in Smoking The Tomahawk Pipe Its Use The Phil.

Kearney Battle Club Neetmok Arrives A Horrible Instrument Pipe Stones Indian Kinne-kan-nick How it is Made Sumach Tobacco The Indian's Aknowledgment of God Tobacco Bags How and of What they are Made Their Value. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Trapping When the Indians Learned the Art of Trapping How to Set the Traps A Trapper's Life Hard Work Number of Beaver Usually Taken with a Dozen Traps Indian Peculiarities Crow Superstition about the Bear The Crow Chief, Iron Bull Sioux Superstition about the Prairie-Dog What this Animal Really is A Case of Prejudice Bear Claws.

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Scalping Why the Indians Scalp People A Singular Belief No Bald Heads in Heaven The Scalp-Lock How the Pawnees, Sioux, and Winnebagoes Wear their Hair Other Indians Ornaments for the Hair The Silver Tails A Sioux Long Tall The Iron Ring Ornament How to Take it Off Does it Pull? The Scalping-Knife A Preserved Scalp Mr. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Painting the Face Indian Taste The Lone Paint Scalp Paint Parting the Hair How Indian Girls Paint Love Paint A Cause of Excitement Laughable Mistakes The Indian Belle Her Disappointment The Sioux Death Paint Crow and Snake Colorings Looking-Glasses Natural Mirrors A Sioux Beauty Surprised Her Mortification and Modesty.

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Indian Head-Dresses How they are Made The Skull-cap The Buffalo Head-Dress An Enormous Hat Standing Bull's Head-dress Warriors Visiting Their Hat-Boxes An Indian Toilet The Bald and Black Eagle Their Use Value of Eagle Feathers Price of an Indian Head-Gear Feather Signs Their Use in War The Scalp Feather An Indian Ensign. CHAPTER NINETEEN Moccasins The Indians as Shoemakers How Moccasins are Made Who Make them Sioux, Cheyenne, Arrapahee, Crow, and Pawnee Shoes Their Shape and Tracks Imitative Power of the Indian The Winnebagoes as Manufacturers Winnebago Women Their Comeliness of Person How they Braid their Hair A Beautiful Custom Shells of Ocean A Sioux Ear-Ring Bead Belt Cost of Sea-shells and their use. CHAPTER TWENTY: Indian Women Child-bearing among them Physical Endurance of the Squaw Her Habits The Pappoose Indian Cradles How they are Made Carrying the Pappoose Indian Education Mourning for the Dead Disfiguration of the Body A Tedious and Barbarous Custom Mourning for the Slain at Phil.

Kearney Punishing Dumb Animals for the Dead The Baby Asleep. CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: Indian Dogs Their Origin Habits of the Dog His Cowardice and Treachery What the Indians do with Him Number of Dogs to a Family Raising Dogs for Food Indian Dog Feasts The Auther Attends one Dog Soup Manners at an Indian Table How Dogs are Cooked The Prejudice Against Dog Meat How it Tastes Why don't we Eat Dogs? Wild Artichokes and Corn The Author Learns to Like Dog An Enterprise Considered The Enterprise Abandoned.

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: The Fall Hunter A New Expedition Planned The Start Camps on the Missouri A Delightful Country Pleasures of Camping Out A Herd of Buffalo The Old Bull An Adventure with a Buffalo The Pursuit Pursuer Pursued My Pony Terrible Fall Perilous Situation Given up for Lost The Deliverance A Lesson to Buffalo Hunters. CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: Off for the Mountains Hunting Elk and Antelope A Boar Hunt The Three Grizzlies A Race Looking for the Game More Game Found than Wanted Taking up a Position Skirmishing The Enemy won't Scare The Battle A She-Boar and Two Cubs Intelligence of the Bear A Dead Monster Skinning a Bear The Return to Camp An Alarm Indians What Frightened them Supper in Camp A Night March Far up in the Mountains Our New Camp. CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: Hunting Rocky Mountain Sheep An Early Start Meeting the Sun on the Mountain-tops The Big Horns in Sight La Frombo Kills a Sheep My Chagrin at a Bad Shot Following the Big Horns A Toilsome Journey The Sheep in Sight Again Killing a Ram His Astonishing Strength A Meal on the Mountain The Return Home Once More. CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: Old Buffalo Bulls The Monarchs of the Prairies A Chase After one His Rage and Efforts to Capture me A Trick How he Hid from me Terrible Collision The Result What I Saw Dangerous Situation Death of the Buffalo My Condition Poor Little Pony The Return to Camp Alarm of my Friends All Right Once More.

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: Legend of Crazy Woman Story of the Old Indian Introduction of Rum among the Crows The White Trader Singular Conduct of the Chief The Crazy Warrior Crow Council The Black Water Speech of the Young Warrior Peril of the Trader The Confession An Indian Duel Death of the Trembling Hand Murder of the Trader The White Squaw Her Escape The Crazy Woman How the Stream took its Name. CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: Stealing Ponies from the Indians Nelson, my Companion A Short Biography Dangerous Situation Discovery of the Indian Village Nelson's Coolness Watching the Village from the Hills In the Indian Camp The Old Squaw The Alarm Stampeding the Ponies The Pursuit A Night March Fighting the Indians A Friendly Grove Another Night March The Surprise The Result A Safe Arrival at Home. CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: Legend of the White Buffalo The Crow Chiefs Daughter Unreasonable Conduct of her. Father The Young Chief His Suit Denied The White Buffalo The Maiden's Shame A Death Council Story of the Girl Doherty's Description Another Council The Young Chief and the Maiden Condemned to Death Battle with the White Buffalo Led out to Die Discovery of the White Buffalo The Prisoners Saved Death of the White Buffalo A Happy Marriage.

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: Story of the Storm-Child A Famine among the Crow Indians The Journey to the Mountains Plenty of Game Are Threatened with Starvation again The Big Ring Hunt A Storm The Hands in the Clouds The Green Child Death of the Crow Warrior who Touched it Birth of the Storm-Child A Singular Superstition The Storm-Child Lives and Grows to be a Woman. CHAPTER THIRTY: The Plum-Stone Game How it is Played Manner of Counting The Dice How they are Made Shaking them Up A Pair of Old Grumblers Dead Broke Story Telling George Washington The Missionary and his Books Intelligence of the Indians Their Love of Reading How they Impart Information to each other Familiarity with the Character of Washington The Cause Preparations for the Old Man's Story.

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: The Old Man's Story His Grandfather's Tale Early History of the Sioux Nation Their Power and Glory First Visit of the White Man His Gun Described Astonishment of the Indians at its Power The Council The White Man Allowed to Remain The Buffalo Hunt How the White Man Killed Game Alarm of the Buffalo at the Noise of his Gun The Buffalo all Run Away Another Council The White Man. Sentenced tc Death Death of the Squaw Death of the White Man His Prediction Division of the Tribe Where the Bands Went The Brule, Ogallala, Santee, and Yankton Sioux. CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO: Indian Pastimes Jugglers and Mountebanks Curiosity of the Savages The Gun Trick Catching Bullets A Dangerous Trick The Triumphant Juggler A Juggler Out-juggled Firing a Gun with Ashes The Trick Successfully Performed Astonishment of the Indians How it was Done Throwing the Pony A Failure The Owner Throws the Pony to Show How it was Done End of an Indian Show.

CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE: A Visit to the Missionary His Anxiety for my Welfare A Proposition to go Home, or become a Missionary I Respectfully Decline A Visit to an Indian School Singular Method of Teaching the Children The Object of it Promise to Visit the Missionary Often French Pete, the Trader Visit to his Store I Relate to him my History, and he Tells me a Story. CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR: The Trader's Story St.

Paul in Early Times Failure of the Indian Trade Panic among the Indian Traders Off for the Savage Tribes Purchasing Indian Goods Fort Randall Meeting with the La Frombe Brothers What they Said Camping in the Old Ranche Strange Voices A Frontier Supper Singular Noises The Alarm A Head above the Wall Waiting for the Enemy Imagined Security Interviewing the Savages Death of the Man on the Wall Preparations for the Battle The Indian War-Whoop. CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE: The Attack The Repulse Firing the Prairie Strengthening our Works Louis is Wounded A Broadside at the Indians Good Effects of a Double Barreled Gun A Truce Carrying off the Dead Indian Strategy AH Ready again Renewal of the Battle Tomahawked Death of Baptiste Escape of Louis Return to Consciousness Kindness of the Indians I join the Tribe and get back my Goods Trading in the Indian Camp The Profits Off to St. Louis for more Goods End of the Trader's Story. CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX: Traditions of the Sioux Nation Their Origin and Early History as told by Themselves Division of the Assiniboines from the Sioux The Love of a Faithless Woman causes War. CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT: Night Scenes in an Indian Village Chants of the Medicine Men Smoking, Story-Telling, and Dancing Wild Young Men A Story-Telling People Good Listeners Preservation of Historical Events among the Sioux Remarkable Correctness of their Narratives What Neil says about Them War Songs Deeds of the Forefathers What the Young Men are Taught Indian Girls Their Coquetry Childhood of the Indian Girl Her Married Life one of Slavery The War Path Consecration of Animals War and Chase Dances. CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE: A Sioux Doctor Derivation of the Term Medicine Man Superstition about Tails Sucking Disease out of a Patient Sending for the Doctor War Prophets Funny way of Visiting a Patient Symbols and Charms Casting the Bad Spirit out of a Sick Man A Water-Cure The Image Shooting the Image Perilous Posture of a Woman Burying the Image Wa-Kan Ton-Ka Another Kind of Indian Doctor The Prophets Their Functions and Egotism Reception of War Parties Painting and Dyeing Scalps Dancing the Scalps How the Ceremony is Performed Neetmok Gourd Rattles A Mistaken Theory about Scalp Dancing What Becomes of the Scalp after it is Danced How the Warrior Wears it The Eagle's Feather with a Red Spot The Red and Black Hand The Medicine Men of the M'Dewankantonwan Tribe Freemasonry of the Oanktahee Initiation of a Medicine Man A Severe Ordeal Description of the Ceremony Chants of the Medicine Men Their Translation An Absurd Conceit What a Medicine Bag is Made out of The Contents of one Exposed. CHAPTER FORTY: Old Indian Deeds Rascality of White Men Jonathan Carver's Deed How the Indians are Cheated out of their Lands Indian Signatures Deeds and Conveyances to Ducharme Cheap Land Bitter Recollections Why the Sioux are Distrustful of the White Men. CHAPTER FORTY-ONE: How the Indians Compute Time No Months in their Year Number and Designation of their Moons A Superstition about the Evil Spirit Eating Up the Moon How the Great Spirit Replaces it The Dog Dance Why it is Seldom Performed Manner of Performing the Ceremony Eating Raw Dog What Part the Squaws got In whose honor Dog Dances are Made The Fish Dance Origin of the Ceremony The Sioux Chief A Singular Dream Mode of Conducting the Fish Dance No One but Chiefs Entitled to so Great an Honor. CHAPTER FORTY-TWO: Ma-To-Sca's Saddle How it was Made My Anxiety to Possess it Ma-To-Sca Refuses to Sell it Efforts to get my Squaws to Make me a Saddle The Result Ma-To-Sca's Gun The Gun Cover How it was Made.

CHAPTER FORTY-THREE: The Old Man His Age A Singular Person A Jovial Party Young Men and Women Giving the Old Man his Last Smoke What the Squaw said about Him Death of tho Old Man. CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE News from the War Startling Intelligence What the Indian Runner Said Determine to Join the Union Army Pack up and Leave for the States Arrival at Fort Randall Part with my Squaws Their Return to their Tribe Reach Omaha Join the First Nebraska Cavalry Col. Brown's Expedition Hostile Sioux Camping on the Republican The Sioux Defeat Lieut.

Murie After the Indians Our Camp on the Solomon A Buffalo Bull in Camp He Kills Two Horses Death of the Buffalo Eating dear Beef What Col. CHAPTER FORTY-SIX: Five Hundred Dollars Reward Adventure of Sergeants Hiles and Rolla A Dangerous Enterprise Nelson and I Hunt for an Indian Village Perilous Position The Discovery The Flight An Indian Trail A Race for Life Safe Return to Camp Sergeant Hiles's Story Death of Rolla Corralled in a Snow Drift A Narrow Escape A Long Walk All Right Once More. CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN: Hunting Wild Turkeys on the Medicine The Lost Trail Waiting for the Command Bag a Fine Elk Hunting for the Trail Two Indians We Camp Out An Adventure with Wolves Coyotes and Buffalo Wolves Nine Dead Wolves The Fatal Leap A Busy Night On the March The Trail Lost Camp out Again More Wolves Cannibals Striking for Home The Camp Found In my own Tent Pleasant Reflections and Rest.

CHAPTER FORTY-EIGHT: Hunting my Pony on the Prairie Caught by Indians How I Fooled them Waylaying the Stage-Coach A Nice Occupation for a United States Officer A Disappointment to the Indians, but not to me The Indians become Impatient and Leave Left Behind Running to the Rancho The Coach Its Condition The Attack The Result Safe at the Ranche. CHAPTER FORTY-NINE: Capturing Two Sioux Warriors at Oilman's Ranche My Pet Indians War Dances and Songs The Entrapped Ogallalas Escape of the Warrior and Ponies More Dancing An Unpleasant Request The Refusal What Came of it Springers Advice Fate of the Two Sioux Their Heroism and Endurance Terrible Barbarity of Savages What They Had to Say about it. CHAPTER FIFTY: Guarding Jack Morrow's Ranche An Adventure with Wood-haulers Campaigning Along the Platte My Indian Soldiers How we Opened the Stable What the Wood-haulers said About It A Surprise SadAttempt at Joking Fixing Up Jack Morrow's Property Off for Omaha. CHAPTER FIFTY-ONE: Massacre of Cottonwood Canyon The Scurvy among the troops Lack of Anti-Scorbutics They Arrive at Last The Doctor's Advice The Plum Grove Captain Mitchell's Party The Indian Attack Escape of Wise Death of Rent: A Race for Life Corralled Unfortunate Accidents Perilous Position of Captain Mitchell Spotted Tail Discovery of Anderson A Desperate Battle Death of Anderson Indian Barbarity Massacre of the Sick Men The Escape and Pursuit A Bootless Chase. CHAPTER FIFTY-TWO: Captain Hancock's Adventure with the Sioux The Stage Coach Attack Death of Cinnamon A Western Stage Driver What he did when the Coach was Attacked The Dead Horse A Predicament Amputation of a Leg How to fight Sioux Indians Off for the Ranche A Funeral Procession Arrival at Oilman's All Aboard Off Again Burial of Cinnamon Recovery of the Wounded The Sioux Trail The Signs Where they went.

CHAPTER FIFTY-THREE: General Sully's Expedition against the Sioux The March up the Missouri Arrival at Fort Sully Old Keg, the Guide Inhumanity of his Tribe Sconting for Indians Hot Weather The Indians Found Race for the Battle-field A Desperate Battle Horrible Treatment of the Wounded Lieut. Levitt His Desperate Encounter with Squaws A Night of Horrors Death of Lieut. Levitt Escape of the Savages The Pursuit Their Dead and Wounded Loss of the Whites. CHAPTER FIFTY-FOUR: An Indian Attack Attempt to Rescue the Prisoners Lieut Bayne's Scout The Warning Mistaken Pride Surrounded by Savages A Desperate Situation Bayne's Irresolution A Brave Sergeant Dreadful Charge Fighting for Life The Command Saved The Sergeant's Horse Wounded He is Left Behind Ingratitude of his Comrades Noble Sacrifice Heroism of the Sergeant He Kills Eight Indians Death of the Sergeant The Return to Camp Bayne's Report Honors to the Dead Sergeant's Body. CHAPTER FIFTY-FIVE: Scouting on the Republican Hiding along the Creeks Sally out to Kill a Buffalo The Wounded Calf Hunting Buffalo with two Indians Race after the Herd Another Frightened Herd The Cause of its Alarm Perilous Situation Hiding in the Bluffs Returning to Camp Unexpected Game Some Steaks after all A Hasty Supper The Flight Safe in Camp.

CHAPTER FIFTY-SIX: Appointed a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army Go to Washington Call upon my Old Friends in Ohio Join my Company Hunting Deserters With General Sweitzer Extraordinary Sportsmanship Prairies on Fire A Beautiful Sight Indian Attack on Lieut. M'Carthy'e Command The Phil Kearney Massacre Ground Lieut. Shirly's Indian Battle March to his Relief Scouting on the Powder River A Storm Blue Skies again The Crow Indians A Nation of Beggars Noble Chiefs Return to the Fort. CHAPTER FIFTY-SEVEN: Garrison Life Hunting Rocky Mountain Sheep A Chase after Indians How they Carry Off their Dead Siege of McPherson's Train The Relief Joy of the Rescued'The Battle-field March Homeward The Deserted Lodge Indians Again Wolves and the Old Buffalo Bull At Phil Kearney Basache, the Runner Her History How She Killed the Boar Why She Received her Name.

CHAPTER FIFTY-EIGHT: Indian Alarms The Sioux Standing to Arms Attack on the Wood-choppers Battle at Piney Death of the Wood-choppers Pursuing the Indians'They Won't Fight the Soldiers Another Alarm Fire Suspicions of Treachery To Fort Reno and Back New Tear's in Camp abcxs The Indians on the Hills A Council Speech of Dr. Matthews to the Chiefs Their Reply The Council Ends in Smoke and Bad Blood Trading with the Indians A Bridal Robe The Upper and Lower Crows Basache Determines to Leave Me She Goes to Join her Tribe. CHAPTER SIXTY: The Sioux Threaten Fort Kearney Attack on Infantry-men Run into the Fort General Smith's Interview with the Sioux What they Wore and what they Said A Cavalry Scare The Indians Encamp Near the Fort Their Defiance A Train Signaled We Go out to Meet it Corralled by Indians Desperate Situation A Fight Twenty against Two A Struggle for Life The Gates of the Fort Thrown Open Saved Punishment of the Indians Return to Friends A Joyful Evening.

CHAPTER SIXTY-TWO: The Regular Army Its Use in Settling and Developing the Country How Army People Live, and what they Do -Occupation of New Lines of Country The Regular Army on the March Camping Out What is Carried, and how Soldiering is done in Peace Times Building Forts Getting Up Supplies Fighting Indians Settling the Country What the Cavalry Does Hardships of a Soldier's Life The Uncertainties of Service What Army Officers are Paid. CHAPTER SIXTY-THREE: Further Account of how Indians Get their Names Mock-Pe-Lu-Tah Ta-Shunk-Ah-Ko-Ke-Pah-Pe Cin-Ta-Gol-Les-Sca, Spotted Tail's Daughter Closed Hand White Forehead No Knife Superstition among the Crows about Tails Tickling a Crow Girl, and what Came of it Basache Ba-Ra-Wo-A-Pak-Peis Pen-Ke-Pah Leaving the Powder River Country Arrival at Reno, Fetterman, and Fort Steele Return to Fetterman Fine Hunting. CHAPTER SIXTY-FOUR: The Shoshonee Indians Their First Introduction to the Whites Lewis and Clarke's Expedition up the Missouri in 1806 Their Reception by the Snakes Their Early History and Possessions Wars of the Snakes Their Allies: the Bannocks Where the Bands of Snakes Roam Washakie's Band His Reservation How he Keeps his Treaties Good Indians What is Likely to Become of Washakie and his People.

CHAPTER SIXTY-FIVE: The Powder River Country Its Occupation by Troops In 1866 The Reasons for Occupying it Cause of the Indian War that Followed Abandonment of the Big Horn Territory Treatment of the Indians What should be Done with Them The Crow Tribe Settling Indians on Reservations How it has Worked Civilization or Starvation the only Result Our Duty Contests with Indians in 1866-67 The Phil Kearney Massaere The Powder River Country Described Climate, Soil, Minerals, and Game The Great Canyon of Big Horn Rocky Mountain Sheep Agriculture. CHAPTER SIXTY-SIX: The Lands West of Powder River and North of the Snake Lands The Climate and Grazing in Montana Indians and Hunting Grounds An Indian Battle The Chiefs Daughter Indian Camps along Bowlder Creek How Savages amuse Themselves The Crow Nation A Tribe of Gourmands and Beggars Pride and Ignorance of the Savages The Roads in Montana Some Remarks on Trade, Streams and Forts Trout Fishing Doherty's description No Hard Wood beyond the Rocky Mountains Montana Mountains Gold Fields Their Field Mines and Mining New Discoveries Characteristic Letters Expensive Living Isolated Position of Montana Her Future Farming Lands Coal Fields The Inhabitants of Montana Their Peculiarities and Habits.

(I) An Indian Elopement (II) The Hunters Dream (III) Jim Baker (IV) The Magic Circle on the Prairie (V) Striking the Post. ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: Assiniboine Warrior Belden, Frontispiece Buffalo Chase Bows, Arrows, and Quivers Body Robe Buffalo Head-Dress Beaded Moccasins Bear Band Baby Asleep Basache Crow Head-Dress Capturing two Sioux Warriors Death of Atchafalaya Eagle Head-Dress Escape of Atchafalaya Fine Pipe Flagging the Antelope Fight In the Old Cabin Gun Case Indian Village on the March Indian Burying-Ground Indian Lodges Indian Axes and Clubs Indian Warrior with Club Indian and his Pipe Indian Duel Indian Saddle Jim Baker's Bear Fight Keep off Let the Father be Silent and Hear Lieut. Levitt's Adventure with the Squaws Mourning for the Dead Modern War Club Modern Indian Pipe Matosca's Saddle Murder of Ed.

Bentz Old Stone Arrow Heads Pawnee Spear Practicing with Bow and Spear Pipe Preserved Scalp Right-foot Moccasins Sioux Warrior with Spear Skinning the Buffalo Sioux Necklace Scalping-Knife and Sheath Silver Long Tail and Scalp Feather Sioux Ear-Ring Saved Striking the Post Tomahawk Pipe Tobacco Pouch Trader and Indian Twenty vs. REMEMBER FOLKS, THIS IS AN 1875 ORIGINAL. THIS BOOK IS 144 YEARS OLD!!

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  • Year Printed: 1875
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Topic: Indian Wars
  • Binding: Fine Binding
  • Region: North America
  • Origin: American
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Country of Manufacture: United States
  • Author: James Brisbin
  • Subject: Military & War
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: E.


  • Place of Publication: Cincinnati
  • Special Attributes: Gilt Decoration