Posted by Goat Foot on April 20, 1999 at 12:16:15:
In Reply to: Re: Smoke Signal to Shawnees --- a share in bur'eed treasure posted by S.Girty on April 19, 1999 at 17:13:17:
: : My Brother,
: : You ask too much and give too little - it is the way of the White Man. We would share in the buried treasure, since we are in need of powder and other supplies for our tribe. But we cannot return to the tribe without the trophies of the warpath. Would you make women of us like those skulking Delawares? No. We will help you recover your treasure, but we must take the scalps of The Redheaded One and the Old Crone to hang on the poles of our wigwams so our young women will smile on us and welcome us back to the camp.
: : Goat Foot
: >What need ye' of gold trinkets?
: Alas, Ah' will share a portion of the bur'eed treasure with ya',
: BUT the red-haired one is mine!
: Y'all may do as ya' please wit' th' old crone 'n' anyones else we run across on th' wartrail, that should please yar' squaws ;-)
: Oh, a'fore Ah' forget, as they've tres'pessed into Shawnee huntin' grounds, Mah' Shawnee brothers 'ave dibs on the canoe 'n' the goods within, ceptin' the bur'eed treasure 'n' th' women...
: They's not hard ta' track from shore, they's make 'nough noise bickerin', but its findin' th' best ambush site 'n' makin' sure they'd got th' treasure...
: Yar' assis'tence is 'preaciated...
: Simon Girty
We see the same beaver from different sides, and one calls it an otter and one calls it a cat. The land you speak of is hunted on by the Hurons as well as the Shawnees, and by the Delawares and by the Mohawks. And by the white hunters who leave their McChicken boxes and Slurpy cups hanging on the bushes so their presence is well noted. We say it is the land of all the Indians, and the Shawnees cannot have the canoe. As for the redheaded one, anyone who can catch her gets her! The British Customs bounty on her still stands from last Spring.
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