The Contributor, Vol. 17

The Contributor, Vol. 17 : April, 1896 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Contributor, Vol. 17: April, 1896 A bell of any kind or description is considered a great prize by the Moquis, as they wear bells of all kinds, sizes and descriptions, during their foot races; andi was informed that it was never safe to turn a horse out wearing a bell, no matter how fleet he might be, anywhere near a Moquis village, as Mr. Indian would be sure to run the horse down and steal the bell. The Moquis Indians are not very much given to stealing, but few of them canresist the temp tation to steal a bell to wear in one of their annual foot' races, Iheard of many incidents where horses had been lost that were re covered through the fleet running of the Moquis; and there was one inci dent related to me of the marvelous running ability of these Indians, which was altogether too much for my capacity, and I therefore failed to accept it, but I will give your readers the benefit of it: It was, that a fleet-footed 'moquis would quite frequently start out with a knife and follow a deer until he had run the animal down, cut its throat, and carry it home to enlarge the family prov1s1ons. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 109g
  • English
  • 19 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243254636
  • 9780243254637