Blackfeet and Buffalo: Memories of Life Among the Indians by James Willard Schultz

By James Willard Schultz

A fur dealer from 1878 to 1904, Schultz married a Pikuni (Blackfoot) lady, grew to become a member of the tribe, and was once given the Blackfoot identify Apikuni. With the disappearance of the buffalo it used to be as tricky for Schultz to regulate to the recent lifestyle because it was once for the opposite Blackfeet. He took to the mountains and explored the japanese slope of the Rockies, looking video game and guiding different hunters and explorers, together with George chook Grinnell, the Baring brothers, and Ralph Pulitzer. He named mountains, glaciers, and lakes; he used to be the 1st to spot the mountain goat; and during his and Grinnell’s efforts the northern component to the yank Rockies was once set aside as Glacier nationwide Park.

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One follows his stories with breathless interest and deplores the thinning pages at the end of the book. If only there were more and more and more! If only his books were not so fewonly thirty-seven. But now there is anotherthis wonderful volume of reminiscences and stories. There are a few discrepancies in Apikuni's stories. Sometimes his memory failed him where his notes were incomplete. Not infrequently the same tale was related by different persons at long intervals, so that the details and at times even the participants varied.

You know what that means. " "Be more than ever cautious, watchful; pray now, all of us. Pray to the Above Ones to keep us safe, to give us success against our enemies," he answered. With that he led back to our sleeping companions, awoke them, told of his bad vision; and soon we were gathered in a circle, smoking in turn his pipe, singing his elk-tongue pipe songs after each of his fervent prayers to the sky gods for our safety and success. And so to the last one of his songs: Raven says, my medicine, it is strong, it is powerful.

They showed us, too, the stock to which the pair of hobbles had been tied. But even in that short time the rain had washed out all tracks of the herd in the heavily grassed bottom land, and, if anything, the rain was coming down harder than ever, driven by a stiff northwest wind. Leaving the Lieutenant and his men, Kipp and I circled and recircled the bottom and failed to find any trace of the missing horses. Useless, too, to look for tracks of them along the Dry Fork, now a fast-rising torrent of muddy water.

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