He talked with the chiefs for some time
and fi nally said they had no right
to consent to white men going in there.
-- While speaking on the subject of work
he said that Indians would not work
but squaws would work a little; Indians
themselves, though, should not work at all.
open and friendly on the whole?
-- A. I don't think the people of the State
like an Indian. -- Q. Are they afraid
of them? -- A. I think the great mass of people
have a sort of chill run over them
when they encounter Indians. They are
a dangerous-looking people, in their style
of dress and their demeanor; also,
the fact that they do not talk much
makes white people afraid of an Indian.
I confess that has always been my feeling.
The people in sparsely settled places,
except the oldest settlers, always
are fearful when Indians come around.