After His Departure, The Consciences Of Some Of The Most Orthodox
Crows Pricked Them Sorely For Having Suffered Such A Cavalcade To
Escape Out Of Their Hands.
Anxious to wipe off so foul a stigma
on the reputation of the Crow nation, they followed on his trial,
nor quit hovering about him on his march until they had stolen a
number of his best horses and mules.
It was, doubtless, this same
band which came upon the lonely trapper on the Popo Agie, and
generously gave him an old buffalo robe in exchange for his
rifle, his traps, and all his accoutrements. With these
anecdotes, we shall, for present, take our leave of the Crow
country and its vagabond chivalry.
A region of natural curiosities The plain of white clay Hot
springs The Beer Spring Departure to seek the free trappers Plain
of Portneuf Lava Chasms and gullies Bannack Indians Their hunt
of the buffalo Hunter's feast Trencher heroes Bullying of an
absent foe The damp comrade The Indian spy Meeting with
Hodgkiss His adventures Poordevil Indians Triumph of the
Bannacks Blackfeet policy in war
CROSSING AN ELEVATED RIDGE, Captain Bonneville now came upon Bear
River, which, from its source to its entrance into the Great Salt
Lake, describes the figure of a horse-shoe. One of the principal
head waters of this river, although supposed to abound with
beaver, has never been visited by the trapper; rising among
rugged mountains, and being barricadoed [sic] by fallen pine
trees and tremendous precipices.
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