Blackfeet and Buffalo: Memories of Life Among the Indians by James Willard Schultz

By James Willard Schultz

A fur dealer from 1878 to 1904, Schultz married a Pikuni (Blackfoot) lady, turned a member of the tribe, and was once given the Blackfoot identify Apikuni. With the disappearance of the buffalo it was once as tricky for Schultz to regulate to the hot lifestyle because it used to be for the opposite Blackfeet. He took to the mountains and explored the japanese slope of the Rockies, looking online game and guiding different hunters and explorers, together with George chook Grinnell, the Baring brothers, and Ralph Pulitzer. He named mountains, glaciers, and lakes; he was once the 1st to spot the mountain goat; and during his and Grinnell’s efforts the northern section of the yank Rockies used to be set aside as Glacier nationwide Park.

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A few nights later, at Rocky Springs, thirty miles north of us, a war party attacked Henry Hagan's wagon train, making off with most of his horses and killing two of his teamsters. Then in quick succession and in like manner several smaller freighting outfits lost their horses here and there along the road, with the result that the royal Canadian Mounted Police began patrolling the Alberta part of the road, and the commanding officer at Fort Shaw, on Sun River, undertook to make safe our Montana part of it.

Heavy Runner joined us, sullen at his foolish act, not wounded severely. We would have to leave the grove before the whole force of the Cutthroats could come up and surround it, Many-Tail-Feathers said. They would expect us to try to escape them by going up the valley, keeping well within the timber. But we would not do that. We would, instead, cross the river and travel northward on the plain until break of day, then lie hidden until night when we could safely strike out for our camp. " Weasel Tail asked.

Then I stretched out where he had lain, to sleep and forget my troubles. Late in the afternoon loud singing awakened us. Many-Tail-Feathers, Happily singing the wolf song, the good-luck song of warriors, came dancing toward us, and we all sat up and stared at him. Then, ending his song, he shouted to us: "Take courage, my friends. Take courage. The gods favor us. They heard my prayers; they gave me a vision. It was that, as we were traveling, we discovered some enemies. We attacked them; some of them fell.

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