The Indian Way

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 09
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1977
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Indian Way
Description old dog licked at the blood that trickled from a scratch on her leg. A sharp command sent the dogs scurrying into the low brush surrounding the camp, and the two Indians who had brought her to their camp told Margaretha she must follow them to their chief. Ragged, weary and frightened she stood with her head bowed, so tired she was almost numb to what was going on around her. The old chief spoke to her in the same strange language that the warriors spoke. Margaretha did not answer, did not move. And she heard a young voice say in English: "You, why you come here among Indians. Why not stay with white father?" Margaretha did not look up, but she knew it was Chief Ammon who spoke to her. She answered quietly, "He is dead, killed by an Indian." A stir of uneasiness went around the tent, as the men talked among themselves. Sometimes they would laugh, and then they became agitated and angry, and then they would laugh again. After a long time the chief had food brought to Margaretha. The braves filed out of the tent, leaving only the two chiefs, and Ammon told Margaretha the old chief wanted her for his squaw, to care for him now that he was getting old. Margaretha who had been eating hungrily, stopped with food in mid-air. "No," she said firmly, "I go home to my people." When Ammon gave her reply to the Old Chief, he snatched the bowl of food from her and threw it into the dust of the campground. "Go," he stormed at her, and pointed out into the sagebrush. The dogs came scurrying to lick up what they could of her dinner. Margaretha, revived a little by resting and the small amount of food she had eaten, walked away bravely at first, but soon her weariness returned, and she stumbled and fell by a big wash that cut through the dry soil. -45-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324881
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