Warm Springs Indian CJ remembered
ddr11 at UVIC.CA
Fri Jun 1 19:34:15 UTC 2007
Waggoner, G.A. 1900. How Captain Dobbins was promoted: A scrap of Idaho
history. Oregon Native Son 2(5):241-248.
Possibly fiction, possibly glamorized reminiscences.
Pages 245-246: [quoting an 1863 conversation in the vicinity of
Placerville, Idaho, in which Bob Fitzhugh is speaking]
"Once, when employed by the government, I scouted with a Warm Spring [sic]
Indian. We came to a place near the head of the Malhuer [sic] River where
some travelers had camped. I looked the spot over and said 'two Indians
camped here to cook their dinner yesterday.' The Indian shook his head and
said, 'Siwash wake mitlite citcum sun' -- Indians don't stop at noon...I
[said], 'Yes...but I think it was Indians camped here. See they make [sic]
a small fire.' He rejoined, 'Wake Siwash. Uckook Bos[ton'] -- No
Indians. They were white men who camped here...I was beaten again, but
when the scout said, 'Uckook mysika tilicum clatawa nanitch siwash. Lacket
sun nanitch copa Salmon Falls' -- they are scouts, our friends. In four
days we shall see them at Salmon Falls -- I was completely nonplussed..."
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