Thirty Years of Army Life on the Border; Comprising Descriptions of the Indian Nomads of the Plains; Explorations of New Territory; A Trip Across the Rocky Mountains in the Winter; Descriptions of the Habits of Different Animals Found

Thirty Years of Army Life on the Border; Comprising Descriptions of the Indian Nomads of the Plains; Explorations of New Territory; A Trip Across the Rocky Mountains in the Winter; Descriptions of the Habits of Different Animals Found

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...and left to spontaneous evaporation, it leaves the gum in transparent brilliant plates, having all the qualities of the original gum.' 'If the gum can not be gathered without a small portion of dirt being entangled in it, the best plan would be to dissolve it in water, and let the dirt subside, or separate it by straining. The mucilage might then be dried, the thin plates of gum bleached in the sun, and afterward pulverized. "'You are perhaps aware that the trees affording the mesquit gum and gum-arabic belong to the same natural group of plants, so it is not remarkable that they so strongly resemble each other.'" / As the history of the experiment of civilizing the Coman-ches may possess some interest to many of my readers, I re-1 mark, in concluding my account of these reservations, that Ketumsee and his followers settled upon the lands designed for them, and under the able superintendence of their agent, Major Neighbors, and the instruction of farmers provided by the United States government, they made commendablei progress in the rudiments of agriculture. Their women/ and children worked in the fields and were cultivating good crops of grain, and their condition was undergoing such rapid improvement when contrasted with their former rov ing life and their precarious means of gaining a livelihood: that there is no question in my mind, if they had been un molested, the next generation would have found them agri-j cultui ists and not hunters. But this desirable end was no destined to be consummated. After they had made some considerable improvements upon their lands, their value was so much enhanced that they beoame an object worthy the attention of those lawless border robbers that inhabit Western Texas, and, as I was (...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236874390
  • 9781236874399

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