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Fantastic illustrations in complete colour and black and white, of Indian Chiefs, artifacts, head apparatus, garments, medallions, maps, and so on
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Al- was required their leading warriors frequently in battle. however A the Arapaho and some other warrior might celebrate the riors means like the one at left. As he recounted each coup, he land- ed another blow. Atsina chief and medicine man Niatohosa performs his role as a spiritual leader by smoking a sacred pipe in this 1833 watercolor by Karl Bodmer. suffi- true leader also had to of a dream or vision. The be- scenes beheld during such revelations were subsequently ings, events, or depicted on various objects belonging to the chief, including war shields, in order to gain supernatural protection.
The Ojibwa, the Huron, nothing but good. order that you have taken place that what you may have done Give us an answer. may see it. If I you are as kind I, wish you a good day. " Gladwin replied that he must await instructions from herst. Those instructions never came, early October. His replacement, the for Sir Jeffrey Am- Amherst had been relieved in more conciliatory Major General Thom- as Gage, believed that fighting the western Indians rected his subordinates to seek peace. was useless, and di- would be a lengthy process, It however.
By mid-November, no orders had reached Gladwin. Tired of waiting for an audience, Pontiac to set left Detroit with a group of loyal up a winter camp along the Maumee Ottawas River. Pontiac nursed his bitterness through the months of cold weather, and when spring country. arrived, he traveled He spoke of among the tribes of the Illinois the warfare that continued to rage on the Pennsyl- vania and Ohio frontier, urging his listeners to join the traveled far down the southern tribes. Their mission summer late ended in failure, fight.