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All the tribes tell the same story. They are surrounded on all sides, the game is destroyed or driven away; they are left to starve, and there remains but one thing for them to do - fight while they can.
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As a soldier the Indian wears the uniform, draws pay and rations, and is in all respects on equal footing with the white man.
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As soon as I was able, we returned to our camp at the ferry. I had to ride on horseback and suffered most excruciating pain during the journey.
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But we must not try to drive the Indians too fast in effecting these changes.
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During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon, but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had gotten to the supposed location of the village.
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First, take the government of the Indians out of politics; second, let the laws of the Indians be the same as those of the whites; third, give the Indian the ballot.
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Give these Indians little farms, survey them, let them put fences around them, let them have their own horses, cows, sheep, things that they can call their own, and it will do away with tribal Indians.
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I at once commenced the ascent through a shower of arrows.
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I have had twenty-six years' experience with the Indians, and I have been among tribes where I spoke their language.
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I have known the Indians intimately - known them in their private relations - I think I understand the Indian character pretty well.
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If you will investigate all the Indian troubles, you will find that there is something wrong of this nature at the bottom of all of them, something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy and broken faith on the part of the general government.
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In one bunch of grass I caught hold of two arrows that had been shot at me. The wonder was that I was not hit oftener.
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In regard to the Bannocks, I was up there last spring, and found them in a desperate condition. I telegraphed, and the agent telegraphed for supplies, but word came that no appropriation had been made.
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It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race, and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man.
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It has been my aim throughout present operations to afford the greatest amount of protection to life and property interests, and troops have been stationed accordingly.
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It may be, however, that I am too much wedded to my own views in the matter, and as I have spent nearly eight years of the hardest work of my life in this department, I respectfully request that I may now be relieved from its command.
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Some people think the Indians do not understand these things, but they do, and fully appreciate the circumstances in which they are placed.
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The buffalo is all gone, and an Indian can't catch enough jack rabbits to subsist himself and his family, and then, there aren't enough jack rabbits to catch. What are they to do?
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The doctor thought the arrow might have been poisoned, as these Indians were noted for using poison in their arrows.
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The great mistake these people make is that they go to looking after the spiritual welfare of the Indians before securing their physical.
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The Indian is a human being.
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The white men in the East are like birds. They are hatching out their eggs every year, and there is not room enough in the East, and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West, as you have seen them coming for the last few years.
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We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form, but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws, the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our country and of shame to true patriots, will soon be a thing of the past.
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We remained on the field that night, and having nothing but what each man carried himself we were obliged to retire to the train to properly care for our wounded, who were transported here on mule-litters.
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When I jerked it out the head remained in my leg, where it remains still. There were a couple of inches of blood on the shaft of the arrow when I pulled it out.
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When once an Indian sees that his food is secure, he does not care what the chief or any one else says.
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