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a gaily embroidered clo
th about his loins, put
a wampum[3] chain abou
t his neck and fastened
silver bands on his ri
ght arm. When this was
done the whole party ga
ve three shrill whoops,
and men, women, and ch
ildren crowded around h
im, making the most fra
ntic gestures, and utte
ring the most horrid so
unds that ever a poor f
ibbing white man heard.
Next the maidens of th
e tribe rushed upon him
, and, hurrying him to
a stream that ran near
by, dragged him into th
e water until it reache
d his waist, and tried
to force his head under
An Indian Tale of Long Ago by Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1831-1905