From that period down to the time of King Philip's War, which will be mentioned hereafter, there was not much trouble with the Indians.
They felt no faith in the success of any such attempts, because they had no love for the poor Indians.
In the meantime he detached five of his free trappers to scour the hills, and kill as many elk as possible, before the main body should enter, as they would then be soon frightened away by the various Indian hunting parties.
While thus encamped, they were still liable to the marauds of the Blackfeet, and Captain Bonneville admonished his Indian friends to be upon their guard.
We proceeded successfully, and after a long and fatiguing journey through a mountainous wilderness, in a westward direction, on the seventh day of June following, we found ourselves on Red-River, where John Finley had formerly been trading with the Indians, and, from the top of an eminence, saw with pleasure the beautiful level of Kentucke.
In the decline of the day, near Kentucke river, as we ascended the brow of a small hill, a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us, and made us prisoners.
Well, when the Indian said, "Hold out your hand," the boy shrunk back, and shook his head, and said he didn't like it.
The Indians looked up the road and down the road once more-- and then the chief Indian said these words to the boy; "See the English gentleman from foreign parts.
The greater number of men were of a mixed breed, between Negro, Indian, and Spaniard.
My chief amusement was watching the Indian families as they came to buy little articles at the rancho where we stayed.
The words were hardly out of the king's mouth when the Indian turned a screw placed in the horse's neck, close to the saddle, and the animal bounded like lightning up into the air, and was soon beyond the sight even of the sharpest eyes.
Now the monarch had no sooner proved the astonishing speed of which the horse was capable than he longed to possess it himself, and indeed, so sure was he that the Indian would be quite ready to sell it, that he looked upon it as his own already.
He had his clerks, canoe men, and retainers of all kinds, who lived with him on terms of perfect sociability, always calling him by his Christian name; he had his harem of Indian
beauties, and his troop of halfbreed children; nor was there ever wanting a louting train of Indians
, hanging about the establishment, eating and drinking at his expense in the intervals of their hunting expeditions.
, whose name is Tolpec, says Jacinto is a fraud," exclaimed Professor Bumper.
Like nations of higher pretensions, the American Indian
gives a very different account of his own tribe or race from that which is given by other people.