Indian Sketches, Taken During an Expedition to the Pawnee and Other Tribes of American Indians (Vol. 1 of 2)

Indian Sketches, Taken During an Expedition to the Pawnee and Other Tribes of American Indians (Vol. 1 of 2)
Title: Indian Sketches, Taken During an Expedition to the Pawnee and Other Tribes of American Indians (Vol. 1 of 2)
Release Date: 2018-04-11
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INDIAN SKETCHES,
TAKEN
DURING AN EXPEDITION
TO
THE PAWNEE AND OTHER TRIBES
OF
AMERICAN INDIANS.


BY

JOHN T. IRVING, Junior.


IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

MDCCCXXXV.


v

TO

HENRY L. ELLSWORTH, ESQ.

Dear Sir,

Having accompanied you throughout the whole of your bold and perilous expedition to the Pawnee Towns, permit me to congratulate you upon its success, and upon the benefits secured both to your own countrymen, and to the wild tribes beyond the border, by your enterprise and self-devotion.

With me it was the juvenile excursion of a minor, where every thing was fraught with novelty and pleasurable excitement; but with you it was anvi official undertaking, full of anxiety and forethought, and I cannot but fear that to the cares of your office was occasionally added solicitude for the safety of your young and heedless fellow-traveller.

As it was partly at your own suggestion that the following pages were written, I beg you will accept this dedication of them as a slight testimonial of my respect and esteem, and an acknowledgment of the kindness manifested by you throughout our wild campaign. If they present but imperfect sketches of the vivid scenes we have witnessed together, you will recollect that they are the first attempts of an inexperienced pencil.

THE AUTHOR.


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CONTENTS
OF
THE FIRST VOLUME.


INTRODUCTION.
Page
Introductory Account of the Object of the Expedition, and the Persons who composed it
CHAPTER I.

The Indian Country
CHAPTER II.

The Rangers.—Indian Habits.—Crossing the Kanzas River
CHAPTER III.

Shawanese and the Delawares
CHAPTER IV.

The Prairie.—Arrival at Fort Leavenworth
viii
CHAPTER V.

The Sac Indian
CHAPTER VI.

The Kanzas
CHAPTER VII.

The Kanzas Chief
CHAPTER VIII.

The Forest.—The Kickapoos
CHAPTER IX.

Departure for the Pawnees.—Prairie Life
CHAPTER X.

The Party of Sac Indians
CHAPTER XI.

The Journey.—Saline River
CHAPTER XII.

The Legend of the Saline River
ix
CHAPTER XIII.

The Otoe Messengers
CHAPTER XIV.

An Otoe Warrior.—The Iotan Chief
CHAPTER XV.

The Iotan and his Brother, or Indian Revenge
CHAPTER XVI.

The Reception.—The Town
CHAPTER XVII.

Indian Habits.—The Escape
CHAPTER XVIII.

The Rival Chiefs.—Indian Feasts
CHAPTER XIX.

Domestic Grievances
CHAPTER XX.

A Man of the World
x
CHAPTER XXI.

The Chase
CHAPTER XXII.

The Metamorphosis
CHAPTER XXIII.

Indian Dogs
CHAPTER XXIV.

Indian Life
CHAPTER XXV.

The Indian Guard
CHAPTER XXVI.

The Otoe Council
CHAPTER XXVII.

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