Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk, and become one nation.
May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.
In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army.
If we go to Chihuahua we must be considered as prisoners of war?
Why cannot we correct the baneful passions, without weakening the good?
Few Indians only had breech cloths, most being wrapped in buffalo robes, otherwise quite naked.
Give immediate instruction to all your posts in said territory, under your direction, at no time and on no pretence to hoist, or suffer be hoisted, the English flag.
There had so lately been a large force of Spanish cavalry at the village, which had made a great impression on the minds of the young men, as to their power, consequence, which my appearance with 20 infantry was by no means calculated to remove.
The village had a mill near it, situated on the little creek, which made very good flour. The population consisted of civilized Indians, but much mixed blood.
If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat, still shall it be said we died like brave men, and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.
I was informed... that some... were dreaming and wished to return.
They were conspiring to desert us in the night and steal some of our horses... we engaged a spy.
He was a man, he always performed his promises.
I differ materially from Capt. Lewis, in my account of the numbers, manners, and morals of the Sioux.
Strict justice would demand total confiscation of your property, personal imprisonment and fines.
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