To the American Indian

Paperback | January 2, 2012

byLucy Thompson

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Excerpt: ... TO THE AMERICAN INDIAN. CHAPTER I. BILL McGARVEY'S STORE. THE Old Klamath Bluffs Store, or fort, and in late years the Klamath Post Office, was built in 1855 or 1856, by a man named Snider. He conducted it as a trading post for Indians, soldiers and travelers alike. It was built of rough split lumber and strongly made of double walls with sawed blocks four inches thick placed between the walls, and was bullet proof, with port holes so that a few white men could defend themselves against many Indians. This store is located twentyfour miles up the river from its mouth, and is about eighteen miles down the river from Weitchpec or the junction of the Trinity River, and something like forty miles below Orleans Bar on the Klamath. Orleans Bar was at one time the County Seat of Klamath County. The old store is on the north bank of the river on a bar that was formed in ancient times, and is high enough to make it safe from all high waters. It is a beautiful, sunny spot and on the line of travel up and down the Klamath river. The north side of the river is mostly prairie along the bank, and the old Indian trail is on that side. The whites took up the Indian trails and improved them so they were traveled by all. This old store is also the central ground for the lower Klamath Indians, as here close by is where they held the sacred White Deer-Skin Dance, which is a worship to their God. Here for ages past have gathered the wealthiest and most prominient Indians, both men and women of all the upper and lower Klamath tribe, including the, Hoopa, Smith River and our Indians down the coast as far as Trinidad. White men have visited this famous old store, whose names will go down in history, such as General Crook and many other army officers, besides many wealthy business men. All of them liked to l...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Excerpt: ... TO THE AMERICAN INDIAN. CHAPTER I. BILL McGARVEY'S STORE. THE Old Klamath Bluffs Store, or fort, and in late years the Klamath Post Office, was built in 1...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217645577

ISBN - 13:9780217645577

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