Chicago Tribune 5 - son kidnapped by indians

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Chicago Tribune 5 - son kidnapped by indians - three ponies and five dogs. They came with him...
three ponies and five dogs. They came with him to Chicago, where he was taken sick, and placed in the hospital for treatment, and kept there till he recovered. His Iudian friends there left him and returned to their tribe. He went from there to Detroit, Mich.; thence to Ohio; thence to Northern Pennsylvania, where he was found by Wm. Brayton, Esq. He was then on his way to some Indians in New York. He can speak five different Indian languages, viz : Snake, Copperhead. Crow, Utah aud Flathead. He also speaks tbe English language very fluently and correctly, which lie says came to film almost intuitively on meeting with the whites. The tribe with which hj lived had a C3mpass and watch enclosed in one copper case, which tbey used in traveling. Tbey purchased it of the Russians for $100. He says the Snakes, Copperheads, Crows, TJtahs and Flatbeads together number 100,500 gouts men, women and children included. He married the daughter of t e Grand Chief seven years ago. He has two children, son and daughter. His daughter's name is Tefrona ( fame Deer), and is five years old. His son's name is Tulloosa, two years old last June. His own name isOwahowah Kishmewah. When be arrived at Chicago, be was dressed in Indian costume, daubed and painted, bis hair hanging down to his knees. Wbile in the hospital, tbey cut off his hair, and scrubbed him wuh snd, goan and water, until all vestige of the paint was removed. He eats meat raw, but wid not eat food containing salt.

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

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