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Our wild Indians : thirty-three years' personal experience among the red men of the great West. A popular account of their social life, religion, habits, traits, customs, exploits, etc. With thrilling adventures and experiences on the great plains and in the mountains of our wide frontier

Auteur : Richard Irving Dodge; William T Sherman; Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
Éditeur : Hartford, Conn. : A.D. Worthington and Co. ; Chicago, Ill. : A.G. Nettleton & Co. [and four others], 1882.
Édition/format :   Livre : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
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Genre/forme : History
Miscellanea
Personal narratives
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Dodge, Richard Irving, 1827-1895.
Our wild Indians.
Hartford, A.D. Worthington and Co.; Chicago, A.G. Nettleton & Co.; [etc.] 1882
(OCoLC)615360060
Type d’ouvrage : Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Richard Irving Dodge; William T Sherman; Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
Numéro OCLC : 2016169
Notes : "Fully illustrated with portraits on steel, full-page engravings on wood and fine chromo-lithograph plates."
Description : xxxix, [29]-650 pages : frontispiece, plates (some color), portraits ; 23 cm
Contenu : Chapter I: My early life --
First experiences with Indians --
Adventures among the Comanches ; Chapter II: Beyond the Mississippi --
The language, numbers, habits, etc., of the Indians of the Great West ; Chapter III: Wild life on the Plains --
Indian character, traits, and peculiarities ; Chapter IV: Indian chiefs and rulers --
Tribal government --
How place and power are won ; Chapter V: Swindling and robbing the Indians --
My own observations ; Chapter VI: Religion of the Indian --
A strange faith --
The great mystery of Indian 'medicine' ; Chapter VII: The medicine chief --
His great power and influence --
An office won by reckless daring ; Chapter VIII: Secret rites and religious ceremonies --
An Indian mystery --
The sacred 'something' ; Chapter IX: Hôch-ê-a-yum --
The great medicine dance --
Suffering and endurance of the dancers ; Chapter X: Indian methods of self-torture --
Endurance and defiance of pain ; Chapter XI: The Indian's last resting-place --
Burial of the dead ; Chapter XII: Mourning for the dead --
How Indians feel and show their grief ; Chapter XIII: The future life --
The Indian's idea of heaven --
The Happy Hunting Grounds ; Chapter XIV: Childhood and youth --
Life and training of Indian boys and girls ; Chapter XV: Love-making in an Indian camp --
Courtship and marriage ; Chapter XVI: Indian women --
Their virtues and vices --
Life in an Indian lodge ; Chapter XVII: Indian names, titles, and epithets --
Their meaning and significance --
The totem ; Chapter XVIII: Everyday Indian life --
Sights and scenes in Indian homes, teepes, and winter camps ; Chapter XIX: Indian skill and handwork --
Occupations of camp and lodge ; Chapter XX: Trade and barter --
The victims and prey of Indian 'traders' ; Chapter XXI: Indian cooks and cooking --
Favorite food and odd dishes --
Amusing experiences ; Chapter XXII: The buffalo and its destruction --
The Indian's great fall hunt --
Exciting adventures ; Chapter XXIII: Clothing, finery, and personal adornment of Indians ; Chapter XXIV: Disease and death --
The struggle for existence ; Chapter XXV: Indian gamblers --
Their games of skill and chance --
Drunkenness --
Scenes from life ; Chapter XXVI: Indian amusements and sports --
Wonderful feats and marvellous exploits ; Chapter XXVII: Indian music and musicians --
Curious musical instruments --
Poetry and songs ; Chapter XXVIII: Indian dances --
Scenes of wild excitement and frenzy --
Ludicrous experiences ; Chapter XXIX: The sign language --
Wonderful expertness of Indian sign-talkers ; Chapter XXX: Indian chronology --
Devices for reckoning time --
Keeping track of the years ; Chapter XXXI: Indian art and artists --
Signification of their pictures and inscriptions ; Chapter XXXII: Indian weapons --
How they are made --
Skill and expertness in their use ; Chapter XXXIII: Indian drill --
Signal fires and smokes --
Wonderful methods of communication ; Chapter XXXIV: Indian fighting --
Their mode of warfare --
Thrilling adventures and experiences ; Chapter XXXV: Army life on the Plains --
Thrilling adventures among the Indians ; Chapter XXXVI: Army experiences on the frontier --
Powell's fight --
The heroism of thirty-two men ; Chapter XXXVII: General Mackenzie's fight with the Cheyennes --
A desperate hand to hand combat ; Chapter XXXVIII: Winter on the Plains --
Its dangers and hardships --
Incidents and personal experiences ; Chapter XXXIX: Taking the scalp --
How and why it is done --
Thrilling incidents ; Chapter XL: Prisoners among the Indians --
Victims for the torture --
Captive women and children ; Chapter XLI: The captive's fate --
Indian cruelty and horrible devices of torture --
Tragedies ; Chapter XLII: A race of thieves and plunderers --
Their daring and skill --
Adventures ; Chapter XLIII: How Indians travel --
Their marvellous journeys and exploits --
Plainscraft ; Chapter XLIV: Trailing --
Indian expertness in reading 'sign' --
The wonderful career of Pedro Espinosa ; Chapter XLV: Indian hunters --
Adventures of the Plains --
Exciting scenes --
The haunts of game ; Chapter XLVI: Domestic animals --
Speed and endurance of Indian ponies --
Anecdotes and incidents ; Chapter XLVII: On the frontier --
Trappers and squaw men --
Trading posts and Indian agents ; Chapter XLVIII: Frontiersmen --
Texas cow-boys and border deperadoes --
A strange and thrilling story ; Chapter XLIX: Border ruffians --
A life of privation and danger --
Thrilling personal experiences ; Chapter L: Frontier scouts and guides --
Heroic achievement of Amos Chapman --
Facing death ; Chapter LI: The present and future of the Indians --
My idea of what should be done.
Responsabilité : by Colonel Richard Irving Dodge ; with an introduction by General Sherman.

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