Dahcotah

Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling

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Author: Mary H. Eastman
Published: 1849
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,344 / 222 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.1
LoC Categories: PN, GR
Downloads: 2,543
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7976
Origin: gutenberg.org
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what the appearance of an old German castle, or one of the strongholds on the Rhine.

The then recent removal of the Winnebagoes was rendered troublesome by the interference of Wabashaw, the Sioux chief, whose village is on the Mississippi, 1800 miles from its mouth. The father of Wabashaw was a noted Indian; and during the past summer, the son has given some indications that he inherits the father's talents and courage. When the Winnebagoes arrived at Wabashaw's prairie, the chief induced them not to continue their journey of removal; offered them land to settle upon near him, and told them it was not really the wish of their Great Father, that they should remove. His bribes and eloquence induced the Winnebagoes to refuse to proceed; although there was a company of volunteer dragoons and infantry with them. This delay occasioning much expense and trouble, the government agents applied for assistance to the command at Fort Snelling. There was but one company there; and the commanding officer, with twenty me

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