Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska, Formerly Russian America--Now Ceded to the United States--And in Various Other Parts of the North Pacific
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...too late; snow had but recently.fallen, and the surface of the river was in as soft a condition as it had been in the early winter. We gave them a good start, helping the sledges through the soft snow; while Dyer almost brought down one of the old watch-towers, by firing off a rusty unused piece of artillery which he found lying there. The result of this trip I must leave to its proper place in the narrative. In place of interspersing the numerous references to Indians among other matters, as in my journal, I have massed them together in the succeeding chapter. As Indians come to Nulato, even from a distance of several hundred miles, we had much opportunity of intercourse with them. CHAPTER XVII. THE CO-YUKON INDIANS. Co-Yukon tribe--Fashions--The Nulato massacre--Incidents of the attack--Indian murders--Mourning observances--" Wake "--Fourpost Coffins--Superstitions--" corralling " deer--News travels fast--Furs and trading--Indian women--Indian "goggles."--Children's dolls. The Co-Yukon is the largest tribe on the Yukon River, and extends virtually from the confluence of the Co-Yukuk River to Nuclukayette at the junction of the Tanana with the Yukon; for, although some of the intervening tribes have local names, yet they speak one dialect, and may fairly be considered as one people. They also inhabit the banks of the Co-Yukuk, aDd other interior rivers. In general appearance they somewhat resemble the Ingeletes before mentioned; but have a wilder and more ferocious cast of feature. The true Co-Yukon dress is a double-tailed coat, one tail before, and one behind. If the reader will imagine a man dressed in two swallow-tail coats, one of them worn as usual, the other covering his stomach, and buttoned behind, he will...
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