Cry of the Thunderbird: The American Indian's Own Story by Charles Hamilton

By Charles Hamilton

283pp., index, bibliography, 10 colour plates via George Catlin and eleven sketches by means of American Indian artists, one map. Illustrations comprise endure claw necklace, Indian deerskin costume, Indian headdress, relationship scenes, buffalo hunt, maiden's ball online game, and so forth. Contents by way of a number of natiave American participants contain An assault on a Flatboat via Peter Clarke - Wyandott; Boyhood education for the Warpath via Chiyesa - Sioux; The Peyote Cult through John Rave - Winnebago; Curing a Wounded Warriot through leader Plenty-Coups - Crow and lots more and plenty else of putting up with curiosity.

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The old man and some other people chased the young men but they got away in the dark and nobody knew who it was. Well, if you ever wanted a beautiful girl you will know how sick High Horse was now. It was very bad the way he felt, and it looked as though he would starve even if he did not drop over dead sometime. Red Deer kept thinking about this, and after a few days he went to High Horse and said: "Cousin, take courage! " So this is what they did. They went away from the village alone, and Red Deer made High Horse strip naked.

What he wanted was a son who was a real man and good for something. So High Horse got his girl after all, and I think he deserved her. The Maidens' Feast OhiyesaSioux There were many peculiar customs among the Indians of an earlier period, some of which tended to strengthen the character of the people and preserve their purity. " The casual observer would scarcely understand the full force and meaning of this ceremony. The last one that I ever witnessed was given at Fort Ellis, Manitoba, about the year 1871.

Then I feel sicker than ever about her. Maybe I hide in a brush by a spring where she sometimes goes to get water, and when she comes by, if nobody is looking, then I jump out and hold her and just make her listen to me. If she likes me too, I can tell that from the way she acts, for she is very bashful and maybe Page 6 will not say a word or even look at me the first time. So I let her go, and then maybe I sneak around until I can see her father alone, and I tell him how many horses I can give him for his beautiful girl, and by now I am feeling so sick that maybe I would give him all the horses in the world if I had them.

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