The chronicles of the Yellowstone - an accurate, comprehensive history of the country drained by the Yellowstone River-its Indian inhabitants-its first explorers-the early fur traders and trappers-the (14755000496)
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Title: The chronicles of the Yellowstone : an accurate, comprehensive history of the country drained by the Yellowstone River--its Indian inhabitants--its first explorers--the early fur traders and trappers--the coming and trials of the emigrants : a full account of all expeditions, military and civil--the discovery of the geysers and wonders of the national park--fights with Sioux by wolfers, trappers and goldseekers--the Sioux War of 1876-77, in which General Custer was killed--Nez Perce War of 1877--the advent of the Northern Pacific and building of towns--the mineral and agricultural wealth--and future of the country
Year: 1883 (1880s)
Authors: Topping, E. S. (Eugene Sayre), 1844-1917
Publisher: St. Paul : Pioneer Press Co.
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University
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der river theyhad quite a lively skirmish, in vhich two of the men in thetrain were wounded. A Swede in the party was so badlyscared that he died next day from sheer fright. When atthe Yellowstone, the cattle were left to range on Shieldsriver with but few herders. The Sioux were gatheredaround the new posts and did not visit the upper countrytill late in the fall, when a large war party came up andkilled and run off many of Storys herd. The herdersgathered up all of the cattle that they could find and drovethem to the Gallatin valley. As they were going up to theBozeman pass, and just above O. Rea creek, they werecharged on by about twenty Indians. The herders, ofwhom there were six, fought and at last drove them off, FIRST CATTLE HERD ON THE RIVER. 47 though having one of their number (Wyatt) killed. Fiveof the cattle were also shot. When brought to the Yellow-stone there were nearly six hundred head of cattle, but therewere only two hundred and fifty when driven into the Gal-latin.
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CHAPTER XIII. RIVER ADVENTURE AND INDIAN CUNNING. IN the latter part of September, a party of forty people^two of whom were ladies, came to the Yellowstone, andbuying three large mackinaws went down the river. Theyfloated safely and without noticeable incident till they arrivedat what is now known as Peases bottom, just below themouth ot the Big Horn. Here they found a large camp ofCheyennes and Arrapahoes. These Indians played friendlyand wanted the party to stop and trade. The captain of theparty wished to do so, but Cy Mounts, who (unlike the cap-tain) had had some experience with Indians, persuaded himnot to land, but to promise to do so at the lower end of thebottom. The Indians kept abreast of the boats, continuallytrying to induce the occupants to land. Near the lower endof the bottom they showed their true colors by firing a vol-ley at the boats. All of the bedding and boxes had beenpiled on the sides of the mackinaws and the volley did nodamage to those down in the boats, but