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Boys' Book of Indian Warriors and Heroic Indian Women   By: (1870-1952)

Boys' Book of Indian Warriors and Heroic Indian Women by Edwin L. Sabin

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[Frontispiece: Chief Joseph. Courtesy of The American Bureau of Ethnology.]










Copyright, 1918, by

George W. Jacobs & Company

All rights reserved

Printed in U. S. A.

Alas! for them, their day is o'er, Their fires are out on hill and shore; No more for them the wild deer bounds, The plough is on their hunting grounds; The pale man's axe rings through their woods, The pale man's sail skims o'er their floods, Their pleasant springs are dry;



When the white race came into the country of the red race, the red race long had had their own ways of living and their own code of right and wrong. They were red, but they were thinking men and women, not mere animals.

The white people brought their ways, which were different from the Indians' ways. So the two races could not live together.

To the white people, many methods of the Indians were wrong; to the Indians, many of the white people's methods were wrong. The white people won the rulership, because they had upon their side a civilization stronger than the loose civilization of the red people, and were able to carry out their plans.

The white Americans formed one nation, with one language; the red Americans formed many nations, with many languages.

The Indian fought as he had always fought, and ninety nine times out of one hundred he firmly believed that he was enforcing the right. The white man fought after his own custom and sometimes after the Indian's custom also; and not infrequently he knew that he was enforcing a wrong.

Had the Indians been enabled to act all together, they would have held their land, just as the Americans of today would hold their land against the invader.

Of course, the Indian was not wholly right, and the white man was not wholly wrong. There is much to be said, by either, and there were brave chiefs and warriors on both sides.

This book is written according to the Indian's view of matters, so that we may be better acquainted with his thoughts. The Indians now living do not apologize for what their fathers and grandfathers did. A man who defends what he believes are his rights is a patriot, whether they really are his rights, or not.



I PISKARET THE ADIRONDACK CHAMPION (1644) How He Scouted Against the Iroquois

II PISKARET THE ADIRONDACK CHAMPION (1645 1647) How He Brought Peace to the Forests

III OPECHANCANOUGH, SACHEM OF THE PAMUNKEYS (1607 1644) Who Fought at the Age of One Hundred

IV KING PHILIP THE WAMPANOAG (1662 1676) The Terror of New England

V THE SQUAW SACHEM OF POCASSET (1675 1676) And Canonchet of the Big Heart

VI THE BLOODY BELT OF PONTIAC (1760 1763) When It Passed Among the Red Nations

VII THE BLOODY BELT OF PONTIAC (1763 1769) How an Indian Girl Saved Fort Detroit

VIII LOGAN THE GREAT MINGO (1725 1774) And the Evil Days that Came Upon Him

IX CORNSTALK LEADS THE WARRIORS (1774 1777) How He and Logan Strove and Died

X LITTLE TURTLE OF THE MIAMIS (1790 1791) He Wins Great Victories

XI LITTLE TURTLE FEARS THE BIG WIND (1792 1812) And It Blows Him into Peace

XII THE VOICE FROM THE OPEN DOOR (1805 1811) How It Traveled Through the Land

XIII BRIGADIER GENERAL TECUMSEH (1812 1813) The Rise and Fall of a Star

XIV THE RED STICKS AT HORSESHOE BEND (1813 1814) And the Wonderful Escape of Chief Menewa

XV BLACK HAWK THE SAC PATRIOT (1831 1838) The Indian Who Did Not Understand

XVI THE BIRD WOMAN GUIDE (1805 1806) Sacagawea Helps the White Men

XVII THE LANCE OF MAHTOTOHPA (1822 1837) Hero Tales by Four Bears the Mandan

XVIII A SEARCH FOR THE BOOK OF HEAVEN (1832) The Long Trail of the Pierced Noses

XIX A TRAVELER TO WASHINGTON (1831 1835) Wijunjon, the "Big Liar" of the Assiniboins

XX THE BLACKFEET DEFY THE CROWS (1834) "Come and Take Us!"

XXI THE STRONG MEDICINE OF KONATE (1839) The Story of the Kiowa Magic Staff

XXII RED CLOUD STANDS IN THE WAY (1865 1909) The Sioux Who Closed the Road of the Whites

XXIII STANDING BEAR SEEKS A HOME (1877 1880) The Indian Who Won the White Man's Verdict

XXIV SITTING BULL THE WAR MAKER (1876 1881) An Unconquered Leader

XXV CHIEF JOSEPH GOES TO WAR (1877) And Out Generals the United States Army

XXVI THE GHOST DANCERS AND THE RED SOLDIERS (1889 1890) And Sitting Bull's Last Medicine


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