Stories About Indians

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Author: Rufus Merrill
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,302 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 543
Added to site: 2010.07.13
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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They had no chairs, but sat upon skins, or mats, spread upon the ground, which also served them for beds. Their clothes were principally made of the skins of animals, which in winter were sewed together with the fur side turned inwards.

The Indians were very fond of trinkets and ornaments, and often decorated their heads with feathers, while fine polished shells were suspended from their ears.


A PAWNEE BRAVE.

The following anecdote is related of a Pawnee brave, or warrior, (son of Red Knife).

At the age of twenty-one, the heroic deeds of this brave had acquired for him in his nation the rank of the bravest of the braves. The savage practice of torturing and burning to death their prisoners existed in this nation. An unfortunate female of the Paduca nation, taken in war, was destined to this horrid death.

[Illustration: Pawnee Brave.]

Just when the funeral pile was to be kindled, this young warrior, having unnoticed prepared two fleet horses, with the necessary provisions, sprang from his seat, lib

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