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Two Little Savages Being the adventures of two boys who lived as Indians and what they learned   By: (1860-1946)

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Being the ADVENTURES of Two BOYS Who Lived as INDIANS and What They LEARNED

With Over Three Hundred Drawings

Written & Illustrated by


Author of Wild Animals I have Known , Lives of the Hunted , Biography of a Grizzly , Trail of the Sandhill Stag , etcetera, & Naturalist to the Government of Manitoba.



Because I have known the torment of thirst I would dig a well where others may drink.


In this Book the designs for Title page, Jackets, and general make up were done by Grace Gallatin Seton.

The Chapters

Part I

Glenyan & Yan

I. Glimmerings II. Spring III. His Adjoining Brothers IV. The Book V. The Collarless Stranger VI. Glenyan VII The Shanty VIII The Beginnings of Woodlore IX Tracks X. Biddy's Contribution XI. Lung Balm XII. A Crisis XIII. The Lynx XIV. Froth

The Chapters

Part II

Sanger & Sam

I. The New Home II. Sam III. The Wigwam IV. The Sanger Witch V. Caleb VI. The Making of the Teepee VII. The Calm Evening VIII. The Sacred Fire IX. The Bows and Arrows X. The Dam XI. Yan and the Witch XII. Dinner with the Witch XIII. The Hostile Spy XIV. The Quarrel XV. The Peace of Minnie

The Chapters

Part III

In the Woods

I. Really in the Woods II. The First Night and Morning III. A Crippled Warrior and the Mud Albums IV. A "Massacree" of Palefaces V. The Deer Hunt VI. War Bonnet, Teepee and Coups VII. Campercraft VIII. The Indian Drum IX. The Cat and the Skunk X. The Adventures of a Squirrel family XI. How to See the Woodfolk XII. Indian Signs and Getting Lost XIII. Tanning Skins and Making Moccasins XIV. Caleb's Philosophy XV. A Visit from Raften XVI. How Yan Knew the Ducks Afar XVII. Sam's Woodcraft Exploit XVIII. The Owls and the Night School XIX. The Trial of Grit XX. The White Revolver XXI. The Triumph of Guy XXII. The Coon Hunt XXIII. The Banshee's Wail and the Huge Night Prowler XXIV. Hawkeye Claims Another Grand Coup XXV. The Three fingered Tramp XXVI. Winning Back the farm XXVII. The Rival Tribe XXVIII. White Man's Woodcraft XXIX. The Long Swamp XXX. A New Kind of Coon XXXI. On the Old Camp Ground XXXII. The New War Chief

List of Full Pages

Part I

1. "Gazing spellbound in that window" 2. "He already knew the Downy Woodpecker" 3. "Yan's Toilet" 4. "The Coon Track" 5. "There in his dear cabin were three tramps" 6. "It surely was a Lynx"

Part II

7. "The wigwam was a failure" 8. "Get out o' this now, or I'll boot ye" 9. "Pattern for Teepee"

10. "Pattern of Thunder Bull's Teepee and of Black Bull's Teepee" 11. "'Clicker a clicker!' he shrieked ... and down like a dart" 12. "Rubbing sticks for fire making" 13. "The Archery Outfit" 14. "The dam was a great success" 15. "Ugh! Heap sassy" 16. "There stood Raften, spectator of the whole affair"

Part III

17. "If ye kill any Song birds, I'll use the rawhoide on ye" 18. "Where's the axe?" 19. "He soon appeared, waving a branch" 20. "The War Bonnet" 21. "The old Cat raged and tore" 22. "Indian Signs" 23. "The Two Smokes" 24. "The Fish and River Ducks" 25. "The Sea Ducks" 26. "Owl stuffing plate" 27. "Guy gave a leap of terror and fell" 28. "Well, sonny, cookin' dinner?" 29. "He nervously fired and missed"



Yan was much like other twelve year old boys in having a keen interest in Indians and in wild life, but he differed from most in this, that he never got over it. Indeed, as he grew older, he found a yet keener pleasure in storing up the little bits of woodcraft and Indian lore that pleased him as a boy.

His father was in poor circumstances. He was an upright man of refined tastes, but indolent a failure in business, easy with the world and stern with his family... Continue reading book >>

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