Buffalo Bill's Wild West, America's National Entertainment; An Illustrated Treatise of Historical Facts and Sketches
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...the first scalp for Custer. their numbers were superior, made a stand, and a livelyfight ensued. Each side then drew off, and while they stood studying their opportunities, one of the Indians, richly dressed in a chiefs ornamentation, large war bonnett, capped with eagle's feathers, and carrying a Winchester rifle, rode out from his squad several rods, and made the following speech, addressing Buffalo Bill, whom he had seen before, and heard much of. " Me know you, Pa-he-has-lta (the Indian for " long hair"), you great chief, kill many Indians; me great chief, kill many pale faces; come on now fight me." Here was a direct challenge, and Buffalo Bill was not the man to decline it. He had met such challenges before; so he shouted back to the chief: " I'll fight you; come on; let Indians and white men stand off and see the Red Chief and Long Hair fight with rifles." This was a genuine novelty, and of such an exciting nature that the troops advanced to a position commanding a view of the battle ground, while the Indians rode up also sufliciently close to witness the-combat. When everything was in readiness, Bill advanced on horseback about fifty yards towards his opponent, and then the two started towards each other on a dead run. They were scarcely thirty yards apart when both their rifles were discharged simultaneously. The Indian's horse fell dead, having been struck by the bullet from Bill's rifle, and at the same time the latter's horse stepped intoa hole and tumbled over; thus they were both dismounted. Bill was not hurt by the fall, ' and, springing to his feet, he faced his recovered antagonist, now not more than twenty paces distant. Again the two fired almost simultaneously, but the Indian missed, ...
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