INDIAN SIGN EQUIVALENT
|Indian Scout: "I was traveling over the prairie when
down in the Cheyenne River valley I saw two bands of Indians meet. I know they are
Sioux and Cheyenne, because they come from Sioux and Cheyenne camps. Two chiefs ride
out and meet and converse for a long time, but evidently did not agree. They rode
back to their friends and soon they all start shooting. I think it perhaps because
Sioux stole many Cheyenne horses."
||INDIAN SCOUT: "I RIDE OVER PRAIRIE. GO GOOD RIVER VALLEY.
SEE MANYINDIANS WANT FIGHT. MANY SIOUX. MANY CHEYENNE. COME SIOUX
CHEYENNE CAMP. TWO CHIEF RIDE. MEET. TALK LONG TIME. GO WITH
FRIENDS. START SHOOT. I THINK PERHAPS SIOUX STOLE MANY CHEYENNE HORSE."
|Captain: "Where are the Indians now?"
||CAPTAIN: "QUESTION WHERE INDIANS NOW?"
|Scout: "Across prairie, beside Chevenne River."
||SCOUT: "ACROSS PRAIRIE BESIDE GOOD RIVER.
|Captain: "Where is your horse?"
||CAPTAIN: "QUESTION WHERE YOUR HORSE?"
|Scout: "Horse swim river, climb mountain. go across
prairie; horse foot go down prairie dog hole, break foot; shoot horse. I feel very
||SCOUT: "HORSE SWIM RIVER. CLIMB MOUNTAIN. GO ACROSS PRAIRIE.
HORSE FOOT GO DOWN PRAIRIE DOG HOLE. BREAK FOOT. SHOOT HORSE. ME HEART
ON THE GROUND."
|Captain: "What do you think the Indians will do
||CAPTAIN: "WHAT YOU THINK INDIANS DO NOW?"
|Scout: "I think perhaps the Indians will go to the Fort
and attack the soldiers."
Captain, to Indians: "I thought you peo- CAPTAIN:
"I UNDERSTAND YOU IN-
DIANS ALL FIGHT?"
ple were fighting?"
|SCOUT: "PERHAPS INDIANS GO FORT. MAKE FIGHT WITH
|They all start for the Fort. On the way they meet the two bands of
Indians, who are coming along together.
||ALL START FOR FORT. THEY MEET THE TWO BANDS OF INDIANS COMING ALONG
|Sioux Chief: "We fight a little while and then
understand it is bad medicine; so we hold a council and make peace."
|SIOUX CHIEF: "YES. INDIANS FIGHT LITTLE WHILE. ALL UNDERSTAND FIGHT
BAD MEDICINE. HOLD COUNCIL. MAKE PEACE."
|Cheyenne Chief: "Sioux Chief speaks the truth; his
tongue is not crooked like a snake. All Cheyenne and Sioux Indians make peace and
now live like friends."
||CHEYENNE CHIEF: "SIOUX CHIEF TALK TRUE. TONGUE NO CROOKED LIKE SNAKE.
ALL CHEYENNE SIOUX MAKE PEACE. NOW FRIENDS, BROTHERS."