The Great Northwest: A Guidebook and Itinerary for the Use of Tourists and Travellers Over the Lines of the Northern Pacific Railroad, the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company and the Oregon and California Railroad ... with Map and Many Illustrations

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1883 - Northwestern States - 276 pages

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Page 167 - The Crow country is exactly in the right place. It has snowy mountains and sunny plains; all kinds of climates and good things for every season. When the summer heats scorch the prairies, you can draw up under the mountains, where the air is sweet and cool, the grass fresh, and the bright streams come tumbling out of the snow banks.
Page 167 - ... In the autumn, when your horses are fat and strong from the mountain pastures, you can go down into the plains and hunt the buffalo, or trap beaver on the streams. And when winter comes on, you can take shelter in the woody bottoms along the rivers; there you will find buffalo meat for yourselves, and cotton-wood bark for your horses; or you may winter in the Wind River valley, where there is salt weed in abundance. " The Crow country is exactly in the right place. Everything good is to be found...
Page 160 - I want to know what you are doing traveling on this road. You scare all the buffalo away. I want to hunt on the place. I want you to turn back from here. If you don't, I will fight you again. I want you to leave what you have got here, and turn back from here. "I am your friend, "SITTING BULL." " I mean all the rations you have got, and some powder. Wish you would write as soon as you can.
Page 164 - After enjoying the prospect from this rock, to which captain Clark gave the name of Pompey's pillar, he descended, and continued his course.
Page 156 - ... emulation as to which squadron should land its colors first in the fight. It was a grand and welcome sight; but we waited not to enjoy it. Confident of support, and wearied from fighting on the defensive, now was our time to mount our steeds and force our enemies to seek safety in flight, or to battle on more even terms. In a moment we were in our saddles and dashing after them. The only satisfaction we had was to drive at full speed for several miles a force outnumbering us five to one. In this...
Page 167 - A Crow's dog would not drink such water. About the forks of the Missouri is a fine country; good water; good grass; plenty of buffalo. In summer, it is almost as good as the Crow country; but in winter it is cold; the grass is gone; and there is no salt weed for the horses.
Page 151 - Custer and his men, not only in advance of the Indians, but before any of them could cut me off. " Moylan, with his reserve, was still too far in the rear to render their assistance available in repelling the shock of the Indians
Page 164 - Great Spirit has put it exactly in the right place ; while you are in it you fare well ; whenever you go out of it, whichever way you travel, you fare worse. "If you go to the south you have to wander over great barren plains; the water is warm and bad, and you meet the fever and ague.
Page 152 - Several warriors were seen to reel in their saddles, and were only saved from falling by the quickly extended arms of their fellows. Ponies were tumbled over like butchered bullocks, their riders glad to find themselves escaping with less serious injuries. The effect of the rapid firing of the troopers, and the firm, determined stand, showing that they thought neither of flight nor surrender, was to compel the savages first to slacken their speed, then to lose their daring and confidence in their...

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