Chicago Tribune 4 - son kidnapped by indians

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He was crossing once, a few winters ago, on the back of a large elk, going at a pretty sharp pace, when tbe elk stepped into an air hole, throwing him over his head in the water. At the time this took place tbe lamented Dr. Kane, with bis expedition was in that section. After getting out of the water he met one of the crew, a man by tbe name of Thomas Hickey. Since his return to tbe States, on his arrival at Cleve land when he got oft tbe tram, he saw Hickey who recognized him instantly, calling him by his Iudian name. He was in St. Paul, wben it only contained seven bouses. About eight years ago, bis tribe being nearly famished by bunker, went to Hudson Bay in search of provisions, where he brst learned that he was a pale face. The whites be ing unable to purchase bun (tbe Indians refusing to part with him.) threatened to take him by force, but tne great disparity ot tbeir numbers preventing them from putting their threat in force They would not visit any white settlement for three years after that, for fear he would luave them or be taken away by the whites. I hey then visited Lord Selkirk's settlement on Iled'river. where tbey got into a skirmish with the whites. The whites told them there, also, that he was a white man. He had been at fit. Paul seven or eight times on trading expeditions; also at Lord Selkirk's settlement, Hudson's Bay and .St. Anthony's Falls. The whitea rr peatedly told his tribe that if tbey did not let bim go to the States, to search for his relations, t hey would take him from them by force. He left his residence September, 1S58; left St. Paul cn the lrith of April, 1859, in company with bis I atlian brother, (chief elect last fall,) six Indians, three ponies and five dogs. They came with

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

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