Chicago Tribune 3 - son kidnapped by indians

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Chicago Tribune 3 - son kidnapped by indians - weighs nine ounces. He says it took him one...
weighs nine ounces. He says it took him one moon to drill the bole tbrougn nis pipe, wr.icn he did with a piece of steel, some beara oil and water, tie was stolen by tne rottawatomie ana Canada Indians, and wag shifted from one of these tribes to the other, until he was sold by them to tbe Papaw Indians, who gave 4 gallons ot whisky for bim, and they sold bim to tbe v mneDagoes tor t gallons, i ney were living at Michigan at that time. The Chinpewas bought him of the Winnebagoes, and kept him two months and a half, and then gold him to tbe Sioux for eleven gallons of the " fire water." 1 his be does not recollect nimseii, out it was told to him by the various tribes, as he traced himself back to Ubio. He remembers back to the time be was owned t-y the Sioux, which he says was twenty-six years ago. To use bis language. I was tnen a neaa shorter than I am now." He was purchased from the Sioux, twenty-five years ago, last April, at Cedar Kapids, Iowa, by the Snakes and Copperheads, with whom he bas resided ever since. Me uvea in lows two years, tnen movea to Minnesota, where be staid aix month;; thence to California, where he resided 54 years; thence to Oregon, where they staid two years; thence to the Russian Possessions, where he has resided ever since, except when traveling to aud from thair trading points, lie lived near ftehring's Straits, two hundred miles northwest of "Big Esquimaux" village, 60 deg. north latitude. He has crossed the Straits several times in the winter season, on the ice.

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  1. Chicago Tribune,
  2. 30 Nov 1859, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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