It was the wish of the Americans that their red brethren should remain peacefully round their own fires, and not embroil themselves in any disputes between the white people.
The Pawnee chief had left the village the day after the doctor arrived, with 50 or 60 horses and many people, and had taken his course to the north of our route.
If we go to Chihuahua we must be considered as prisoners of war?
Should I be the happy mortal destined to turn the scale of war, will you not rejoice, O my father?
There had so lately been a large force of Spanish cavalry at the village, which had made a great impression on the minds of the young men, as to their power, consequence, which my appearance with 20 infantry was by no means calculated to remove.
American agents... are the only persons authorized to hold councils of a political nature.
Give immediate instruction to all your posts in said territory, under your direction, at no time and on no pretence to hoist, or suffer be hoisted, the English flag.
If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat, still shall it be said we died like brave men, and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.
The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush, when compared with these savages.
In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army.
A young man who is here speaks the Panis language, and in many other respects, is preferable.
He was a man, he always performed his promises.
A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride; he certainly should have considered it an honor to be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was.
Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk, and become one nation.
You have already disarmed my men without my knowledge, are their arms to be returned or not?
With the dreary season in which we travelled part of the route; with our minds much more actively employed in forming resources for our preservation from famine.
Among various demands and charges I gave them, was, that the said flag should be delivered to me, and one of the United States' flags be received and hoisted in its place.
Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you.
I cannot consent to be led three or four hundred leagues out of my route, without its being by force of arms.
I differ materially from Capt. Lewis, in my account of the numbers, manners, and morals of the Sioux.
On no further occasion present a flag or medal to an Indian.