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C 74 1 fee partkolaily denominated the piraves of the Miftburi. t h r o u h t h e river of the Miftburi. Deriving their goods St. Peter's they are in- d i f f e r e n t to the free navigation, cf MilTbufi, and t h e y will e t e r n a l ) prev-.ni tli2, United States from completely erjoy- Sn£ the benefits of that river, u n t i l they are reduced to order by coercive meufures ad. That it Vs in [he c o u n t r y inhabited hy tbefe l a w l ? f s hands t h a t ie M ilburi, tietives molt of its coloring m a t t e r ; the earrh-beinjr "Urcwigly -impregnated w i t h " G l a u b e r fait, a i l u m , copperas, and ful- phur, and \vheii fa^l ura ted v.ith w a t e r " inv.neufe bodies oT t h e hills p r e c i p i t a t e thewifelves'intwtiie rwer, aixi mingle w i t h its waters." ^A. That Of thtffe tribes, the Blackfoot Indians and the Flatheads refloe beyond the Rocky Mountains, which feperaie the rivers ."flrvving i n t o The Pacific, from thofe wjiich empty into the A t l a n t i c . The Al latans or Snake Indians refide for the moft p a r t among the rockv mountains. ,4th. That the f m a l l pox hasmade.great ravages among fome of ihefe tribes. Could oar.government then contrihute more effectually to their profperity, or to its own .popularity, than by introducing amon-g them the ineftimable art of vaccination ? 5th. That the benefit to *be derived -from the for trade, i already great, and may be {till f u r t h e r extended, by our encouraging commercial eftablifhir.ents upon the Miflouri, and taking them out of the hands of the N o r t h Welters company. Iliftorical {ketches of the feveral Indian tribes, between the fouth of the Ark- anfa river, and between ttie Miffiffippi and river G r a n d . Dr. Sibley's account of thefe tribes is minute and curious. It is impoinble however, for us to extraft any more than their names and very few jnterefting particulars. Caddoques live about 35 miles weft of the main branch of the Red River on a bavau or creek, about 1-20 miles fromNatchitocks. They have lived where they do now only 5years, The firft year the fmall pox got aoiong them, and deftroyed nearly one half "of them ; it was in the winter feafon, and they praclifed plunging into the creek, on the'firft appearance of "the e r u p t i o n , and died, w i t h i n a few hours. They have a traditionary tale, which half a dozen other frnaller nations believe in, who claim the honor of being defcendams of the fame ifamily ; they fay when all the world was drowned by a flood that i n u n d a t e d the % whole c o u n t r y , the great fpirit placed on an erainen.ce, one family of Caddoc^ues who alone were favcd ; from that family all the Indians originated. The number o f ' ^ e i r warriors is reduced to about one hus d r e YettaUees-li-ve a b o u t 50 !C.,-s ? b o \ -Natchitocbcs. The Span'Mli G o v e r n m e ?t prefent, essrcite j u n i d i c ? i c n t iettlement, wnere-they keop a -^urd of a non camriii-loptd Mliuer ard 8 fokners. A ( a w meiuhs sgo, ti.e Caddo chief w a few of h i i j o u n g r c e r . wre place to trecie, and ccme tl*at wa} which is the u f ' i a l r o a d . T h e S p a n t [he guard ihreajejnr.fl to i:-cp t h e n ircm t r a d i n g w i t h the Americans, told t h a t if he r e t u r n e d t h a t way goods he fiiould take them itom bira.-- The chief and his p a r i y were very threatened to kill the whole g u a r d toid t h e m -- t h a t road had been theits, if the Sprniards attempted to p r e v e n t tiling it as their ancedois had always done, he would Coon make it a bloody road. He carnehere, purchafed the goods, and mij;ht have-returned another w a y a \ o i d the Spanifh guard, and was advifed to do fo ; but he faid he would pafs by them, and let them attempt to ft op him if they d a r e d . The guard faid nothing to him as he returned. Kandakoes : Adaize : Alieke : Keyes : Inies : Nabedaches : Bedies : Accoke- /haws : Mayes : Carankonas : Kances : Tankawas · Tawekenoes : Panis, rove in part of Orleans. Hietsnu, to whom feveral curious cofloms are.sfcribed. They are Ilrong and athletic, and the elderly men as fat as if they had lived up- on'Englifh beef and porter. It is faid the man who kills abuffaloe, catches the blood drinks it while warm, they likewife eat the liver raw, before it is cold, and ufe the gaul by way of fauce. They are, forfavages, uncommonly clean in their perions ; the drefs of the women is a long loofe robe, that reaches hem the chin to the ground, tied round w i t h a fancy fafh or girdle all m a d e of r e a dreffid feathers on which they paint figures of different colors and fignifkatiops ; the drefs of the men is clofe-leather pantaloons, and a h u n t i n g frnrt, or frock fome. They never r e m a i n e d lon^ in the fame place to plant any thing, the fmall Cayenne pepper grows fpontareovf Iv in ike c o u n t r y , with w h ' c wild herbs and fruits, p a r t i c u l a r l that grows in g i e a t plenty on a fmail refembling a willow, called ma fix-to, the women cook th-eir buffalo? beef in a man per that would be grateful to an fquire. " *Tis And 'IVe ShenfTs be i.eld of the as well general Dience two C I The to a about · Tiie o'clock, , was 1 f;de. Judge virience and of i This excited an evening, jury, Y/ilh bufinefs and expunged j [N. ' I Ti,i? «* at 10 · States 'enr s iv es'h d e l S t'on. delivered 1EWSP4PERS

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  1. The Adams Sentinel,
  2. 06 Aug 1806, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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