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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 46 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 46
London Hort. Soc. about Sutter's Fort and trading their leather pantaloons, buffalo robes and elk skins for cattle.  Mr. Cook, an American who happened to be there at the time, observed among some horses that the Indians had taken from the horse theives, a mule which he had lost some time previously; he claimed her and was told by the young chief Elijah to take the mule if he is brave enough, at the same time taking his rifle, and after a few words, levelled it on Cook.  The American, much alarmed, remarked, "I hope you are not going to kill me"  "No, I am going to shoot :::::::::  Dec. 1, 1905. that eagle just perched upon that oak".  Not liking the appearances, Cook left without attempting to obtain his mule.  The following day being Sunday the Indians came to church at the Fort; after service Elijah was invited into another apartment, and while talking with another chief about things alleged against them by the river Indians, Cook observed "Yesterday you were going to shoot me, now you must die" at the same time drawing a pistol.  The young chief who had been brought up at a Methodist Mission and had learned to read write and speak the English language fluently said deliberately:
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