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By James Willard Schultz

A fur dealer from 1878 to 1904, Schultz married a Pikuni (Blackfoot) lady, grew to become a member of the tribe, and was once given the Blackfoot identify Apikuni. With the disappearance of the buffalo it used to be as tough for Schultz to regulate to the hot lifestyle because it was once for the opposite Blackfeet. He took to the mountains and explored the jap slope of the Rockies, looking online game and guiding different hunters and explorers, together with George poultry Grinnell, the Baring brothers, and Ralph Pulitzer. He named mountains, glaciers, and lakes; he was once the 1st to spot the mountain goat; and during his and Grinnell’s efforts the northern component of the yank Rockies used to be set aside as Glacier nationwide Park.

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What fine people they all were, and what a privilege to have known them! We have been parted from them for a whole generation, but now we come together once more to talk over old times. Page xii Actually, only two or three of them are still alive, and I proudly count my connection with one of the noblest of all, my adopted father, Chewing Black Bone, who is identical with the Ahko Pitsu of this book. KEITH C. SEELE Chicago, Illinois Page xiii CONTENTS Introduction Keith C. Seele page vii Part I Autobiographical Narrative Chapter One Some Adventures at Old Fort Conrad (187879) 3 "I Am White Dog, Assiniboine" White Dog's Last Trail Chapter Two Buffalo Robes 26 Last Trading Camp of the Pikunis (187980) Final Hunt On The Great Herds (188081) Passing Of The Herds (188182) Chapter Three No More Buffalo 63 Invulnerable Calf Shirt (188283) Pickett Obtains A Wife (1883) I Kill My First Mountain Goat (1883) Starvation Winter (188384) Chapter Four Hunts in the Rockies with George Bird Grinnell (1884) 82 Chapter Five More Mountain Trails 91 We Name Some Mountains (188587) Old Acquaintances Meet (1888) Chapter Six Later Trails and Tragedy 110 Hunting Bighorns With The Barings (1889) Conception Of Glacier National Park (1885) Trials And Troubles (190315) Chapter Seven Some Wild-Animal Pets 136 Chapter Eight The Making of a Warrior 144 Page xiv Chapter Nine He Sang the Victory Song 155 Chapter Ten A Day's Hunt with Eagle Head 164 Chapter Eleven Fire at Fort Benton Courthouse 172 Part II Stories of their Adventures Related to Apikuni by Indian Friends Chapter Twelve The Theft of the Sacred Otter Bow-Case (Told by Bird Chief-James Bird) 179 Chapter Thirteen Three Bears' Combat for a Wife (Told by Hugh Monroe, Indian by Adoption) 194 Chapter Fourteen The White Quiver Saga (Told by White Quiver) 210 Chapter Fifteen Cut-Nose (Told by Apikuni, but Actually Related to Him by Bear Head) 225 Chapter Sixteen Puhpoom (Told by Raven QuiverJoseph Kipp) 244 Chapter Seventeen Battle on Sun River (Told by Three Suns) 252 Chapter Eighteen Three Suns' War Record (Told by Three Suns) 264 Chapter Nineteen Gros Ventre Slaughter (Told by Big Brave) 271 Chapter Twenty The Baker Massacre (Told by Bear Head, a Survivor) 282 Chapter Twenty-One Plenty of Buffalo Meat (Told by Many-Tail-Feathers) 306 Chapter Twenty-Two Bison Skulls on Chief Mountain (Told by Ahko Pitsu) 320 Chapter Twenty-Three The Faith of Ahko Pitsu (Told by Ahko Pitsu) 338 Chapter Twenty-Four A Bride for Morning Star (Told by Charles Rivois) 347 Glossary of Geographical NamesEnglish and Blackfoot 369 Index 378 Page xv MAP The area ranged by Schultz and his Blackfeet during the time of the buffalo 11213 Page 3 PART I: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NARRATIVE Chapter One Some Adventures at Old Fort Conrad1 (187879) ''I Am White Dog, Assiniboine'' Fort Conrad!

Life was over in 1903, but thirty-seven books and much additional writing were ahead of him and he was to play an important role in the creation of Glacier National Park, which he and Grinnell had conceived long before. Soon he would be world famous as Apikuni the storyteller. One of the most extraordinary aspects of Apikuni's books, in my estimation, is the fact that nearly all of them were published for youthful readers. I have read most of them for the first time after reaching the age of sixty.

No. They will be coming up along the rim of the plain, there safely to shoot at us. We must get back up into that grove above," Many-Tail-Feathers replied, as he took up White Dog's rifle and stripped off his cartridge belt and pouch. Said Heavy Runner, and angrily: "Go then, Desert me. " "Too dangerous," Many-Tail-Feathers argued. " But Heavy Runner was gone. "Useless to argue with him, the strong-minded one," said Many-Tail-Feathers. "Well, Weasel Tail, Bear Head, take up the guns, Page 23 the belongings of our poor, dead friends.

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