The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (Southern California) Its Rivers and Its Mountains, Its Canyons and Its Springs, Its Life and Its History, Pictured and Described; Including an Account of a Recent Journey Made Down the Volume N . 1

The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (Southern California) Its Rivers and Its Mountains, Its Canyons and Its Springs, Its Life and Its History, Pictured and Described; Including an Account of a Recent Journey Made Down the Volume N . 1

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... were ferrying, and were on the opposite side; three had gone up on this side for some purpose. The chief said he watched till he thought the five were asleep, when he went out to his people on this side, who were all hid in the bushes just below the houses; a portion of them he sent up after the three Americans who were cutting poles, instructing his men to get possession of their arms. He had previously posted five hundred Indians on the other side, instructed to mix among the Americans and Mexicans, and get into the boat without suspicion. He himself then went up on the little mound perhaps as high as his head, but commanding a view of all his Indians, and the whole scene; from this mound he was to give the signal. There he was to beckon to those hid in the bushes to come near the American tents, which they were immediately to enter and give a yell as they killed the Americans, whereupon he was to give the sign with a pole having a scarf on it to the Indians on the other side as well as those who were watching the three from above. He gave the signal, when those in the boat and at the houses were all killed. The Indians who had been sent after the three Americans ran, but these three succeeded in getting into a skiff and escaped by going1 down the river. His men pursued on the shore, on both sides, but several were killed by the Americans, and many wounded. He showed us two of the wounded, and when asked if'as many as ten' of the tribe were killed he said, 'More.' He said one of the Americans would row while the others fired, and his people hesitated to pursue further. When the chief went up to see Glanton, as above stated, about the ferry, Glanton said that he would kill one Indian for every Mexican they should cross. He showed us by...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741161
  • 9781236741165