Chiquita, an American Novel

The Romance of a Ute Chief's Daughter

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Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,799 / 204 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 437
Added to site: 2010.07.01
mnybks.net#: 28343
Origin: gutenberg.org

The story is of an Indian maiden who saves the life of a Boston boy from the renegade Utes who murdered Agent Meeker and ambushed Major Thornburg's command in 1879 on White River. By his aid "Chiquita" is educated in one of the great colleges on the Connecticut river, and devoted her life in studying the economics of civilization; finally throwing off her burdensome yoke, returning to the religion of her fathers.

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rchant and preacher knew "Thad" and "Old Jerry."

"Thad" was well aware of the danger that lurked in the old reservoirs and knew the day would come when the torrent would burst forth and sweep all the industries away, and Jack wondered why everybody looked so grave and serious when the spring freshets made the brooks roily so he could not fish. In after years when that animated devastating fortress of trees, rocks and factory debris crushed its way down the valley, receiving its propulsive force from the waters which broke forth from bondage, Jack remembered those grave and serious faces.

But it was among the hills of the Deerfield valley that Jack loved best to wander and to fish for trout, or to help Uncle Zebedee and Uncle John in planting or haying or "salting" the cattle, or gathering apples on hills so steep that the fruit rolled a rod sometimes after falling from the trees.

In the old barn at milking time, when the cows were yoked to their feed racks, Jack helped give them hay--nice

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