A narrative of the captivity and adventures of John Tanner
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- John Tanner (1780 Ч1846) A narrative of the captivity and adventures of John Tanner, (U.S. interpreter at the Saut de Ste. Marie,): during thirty years residence among the Indians in the interior of N
- CHAPTER I Recollections of early life. Ц Capture. Ц Journey from the mouth of the Miami to Sa-gui-na
- CHAPTER II First attempt to hunt. Ц Measles. Ц Trapping martins. Ц Emigration to Red River. Ц Death of my foster father and brother. Ц Arrival at Lake Winnipek.
- CHAPTER III Friendly reception among the Indians on the Assinneboin. Ц Prairie Portage. Ц Net-no-kwaТs dream, and its fulfillment. Ц Meet with Pe-shau-ba, a distinguished warrior of the Ottawwaws. Ц J
- CHAPTER IV Elk hunting. Ц Beaver and buffalo hunting. Ц Endangered in killing a buffalo cow. Ц Fall Indians. Ц Return to Rainy Lake. Ц Swamp River and Portage. Ц The Begwionusko River and Lake. Ц Hone
- CHAPTER V Medicine hunting. Ц Indolence of an Indian hunter, and consequent suffering of his family. Ц Relief from humane traders. Ц A hunter amputates his own arm. Ц Moose chase. Ц Hospitality of Sah
- CHAPTER VI Failure of an attempt to accompany a war-party to the Missouri. Ц Removal to Elk River. Ц Joined in my hunting grounds by some Naudoways, from Lower Canada. Ц Hospitality of the Crees. Ц Pr
- CHAPTER VII I receive a proposal from a chief to marry his daughter. Ц Theft and drunkenness. Ц Manner of pursuing the elk on foot. Ц Disease and great mortality among the beaver. Ц Second offer of ma
- CHAPTER VIII Preparation for a war excursion. Ц Herds of buffalo heard at a great distance. Ц Terrible conflicts among the bulls. Ц Observances of the young warriors. Ц Ko-zau-bun-ziche-e-gun, or divi
- CHAPTER IX Visit to several Assinneboin villages, in pursuit of stolen horses. Ц Peculiar customs. Ц I seize a horse belonging to an Assinneboin. Ц War excursion to Turtle Mountain. Ц Battle at a vill
- CHAPTER X Presence of mind and self-devotedness in an Indian mother. Ц Indian warfare. Ц Conversation of a chief. Ц Winter hunt on the Begwionusko River. Ц Medicine hunting. Ц Customs, in cases of man
- CHAPTER XI Rapacity of the traders. Ц Revelation of Manito-o-geezhik. Ц Pretensions of As-kaw-ba-wis. Ц Credulity of the Indians. Ц Colony at Red River, planted by the HudsonТs Bay traders. Ц Large wa
- CHAPTER XII Superstitions of the Indians. Ц Violent and unjust prejudice. Ц Family misfortunes. Ц Remarkable tenacity of life in the otter, and some other small animals. Ц Disturbances between the Hud
- CHAPTER XIII Suffering of the Ojibbeways from hunger. Ц Persecutions of Waw-be-be-nai-sa, and unkindness of my Indian relatives. Ц Journey to Detroit. Ц Governor Cass. Ц Council at St. Mary, on the Mi
- CHAPTER XIV Journey to Kentucky. Ц Hospitalities of the whites. Ц Return to Detroit. Ц Jackson. Ц St. Louis. Ц General Clark. Ц Return to the Lake of the Woods. Ц Col. Dickson. Ц Second journey to St.
- CHAPTER XV Transactions of the agents and clerks of the American Fur Company, in the country about the Lake of the Woods.
- Notes for the Text