The Great Divide; Travels in the Upper Yellowstone in the Summer of 1874

The Great Divide; Travels in the Upper Yellowstone in the Summer of 1874 (Paperback)

By Windham Thomas Wyndham Quin 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1458878449
EAN: 9781458878441
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 190
Publish Date: 2012-1-10
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III.' THE CROW TRIBE. A Few pleasant days we lingered at Fort Ellis, much enjoying the kind hospitality of General and Mrs. Sweitzer and the officers of the garrison; discussing hunting and shooting, trapping bears, stalking elk or trailing Eedskins; listening to awful tales, which I trust were a little highly-coloured, of Indian devilry and cunning, how they creep upon you unawares, how they impale you on a young pine-tree, and leave you there to squirm your life out in writhing agonies, or lay you, stripped naked, flat on your back on the ground, your arms and legs extended, and, lighting a small lire on your stomach, dance round you in enjoyment of the spectacle. Wild stories, too, we heard of weary marches; of want of food and want of water; of hazardous scouting expeditions; and of awful sufferings in winter snows, when men lost their toes mid fingers, or fared like the carpenter in the voyage through the Straits of Magellan, who, ' thinking to blow his nose, did cast it into the fire.' Perhaps some fastidious fair one may think the carpenter in question must have been a vulgar person. Any one who has been to a cold climate will, however, allow that if you blow your nose at all, you must use the implements of nature, not of art. So we chatted, spun yarns, played billiards, and drove about, while Jack, by no means idle, was purchasing stock at Bozeman; and, finally, everything being nearlyready, I left orders for the outfit to proceed direct to Boteler's Itanch, and started off myself to have a look at the Crow Agency. The distance from Fort Ellis to the Agency is about thirty miles. The road is easy and not very remarkable in any way. The canon or gorge by which it breaks through the first range of mountains is rather fine, the pass being in some plac...
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Title: The Great Divide; Travels in the Upper Yellowstone in the Summer of 1874
Publisher: General Books
Author: Windham Thomas Wyndham Quin
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1458878449
EAN: 9781458878441
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 190
Publish Date: 2012-1-10
Binding: Paperback

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