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Among the Red-skins

Over the Rocky Mountains

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,931 / 89 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,225
Added to site: 2010.11.29 29737

he recognised by his dress and ornaments, said, "I have come as a friend to visit my red brothers; they must listen to what I have to say." The chief nodded and passed the pipe he was smoking round to him, to show that he was welcome as a friend. Uncle Donald then told them that he was aware of their attack upon the village, which was not only unjustifiable, but very unwise, as they would be certain to bring down on their heads the vengeance of the "Long-knives"--so the Indians call the people of the United States. That wide as was the country, the arm of the Long-knives could stretch over it; that they had fleet horses, and guns which could kill when their figures appeared no larger than musk rats; and he urged them, now that the harm was done, to avert the punishment which would overtake them by restoring the white people they had captured.

When he had finished, the chief rose and made a long speech, excusing himself and his tribe on the plea that the Long-knives had been the aggressors; that they h



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