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By Michael G Johnson, Richard Hook

The southeastern humans have been the descendants of historic prehistoric Indian cultures, and have been most likely at the decline while first identified to Europeans. regardless of being poorly said in renowned histories, they've been good defined via numerous early ecu investors and via a couple of famous American ethnologists who amassed info of surviving local tradition within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The white man's increasing plantation society and the tragic elimination of the Indian inhabitants to Indian Territory observed the top of this farming, searching and buying and selling tradition. This identify examines the soaking up background and tradition of the local peoples of the southeastern usa.

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He seemed very much astonished. He said he never heard of it before. He would order it investigated. Then I talked with him again. He thought now that we were down there we had better stay. He told me to go back and hunt for some good land, and he would have our things sent to us; that we should be treated well, and he did not think we would be sick any more, after a little. We would soon get used to the country, and then we would not be sick. I said in reply that I could only obey his orders. Then I went back to the Indian Territory and selected some land that looked good, and we moved the tribe on to it.

Page 17 Interpreter's Certificate I certify that I acted as interpreter for Standing Bear, and that the above is a true translation of his words, the interview taking place at Fort Omaha the 13th day of April, 1879. I am perfectly acquainted with the Omaha Indian language, which the Poncas speak, and I know many of the facts to be true of my own knowledge, having resided among the Omahas for twelve years. W. W. HAMILTON Page 18 Chapter II Standing Bear Finds a Friend in the Editor of a Western Paper On the twenty-ninth day of March, 1879, at about eleven o'clock at night, there sat in the editorial room of the Omaha Daily Herald the assistant editor, who at the time was editor-in-chief.

A white man, whom I did not know, came to me there, and said he had heard about our troubles. He said these men who were there were scoundrels. He knew every one of them. They were very bad men who got rich by swindling the Indians. He said he knew that we had never sold our land, or signed a treaty to go away, and the best thing for me was to go back to my farm, go to work, and pay no attention to what these men said, or what orders they gave, until some man came who had papers signed by the President.

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