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By James Willard Schultz

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

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Beacom, and made camp several hundred yards out from our fort. Very white and neat were their Sibley tents, their rows of canvas-covered pack saddles; quite gay and heartening, the calls of their bugler to this and that detail of their activities. Came Lieutenant Beacom to confer with Kipp. " he asked. "Some of them, without doubt, the Assiniboines. Most likely Crees or Crows or Yankton Sioux, the others," Kipp replied. " "Oh, no! " Kipp exclaimed. "They would not think of raiding the whites right here in their own country.

My wound was bleeding, painful. Before we were halfway back to the grove I was feeling faint. Many-Tail-Feathers called a halt, relieved me of my rifle and pouch, and was binding my wound with a piece of my shirt when, down on the rim of the plain, guns boomed, and we saw Heavy Runner fall, then jump up and start shooting. ''Not killed," said Many-Tail-Feathers. "Not far enough on his way to get the scalps, either. " The Cutthroats did not come on after us, well knowing what we could do to them with our repeating rifles and not knowing that we did not have others close by.

Then came back, again circled over us, and flew eastward and disappeared. Silently, breathlessly, we watched it and now we knew that it, wisest of birds, true friend of the warriors, had come to urge us to keep on. Many-Tail-Feathers was the leader of the Raven Carrier band of the All Friends Society, the warrior's society of the Blackfoot tribes, so we knew the raven had come especially to give him its message. " "But how are you going to find White Dog in the big camp of his people," I asked.

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