always the thing we know is
the beginning -- where we live.'
I say, `It's complicated.'
He: `It wouldn't be, were you
shot clear of events, to hang
in clear speculative fi re,
so to speak. Clear and forceless.'
of supplies, and the Utes coming to meet him far up the road:
jokes and laughs went around. And then we travelled
over Yellowjacket Pass and down Coal Creek
and, just as the sun went down,
entered the gate of the Agency enclosure.
the rule forbidding the sale of weapons to the Utes,
and halt the illicit trading for them by permitting
the sale of weapons on the Reservation itself:
is to prevent the Indians from pursuing
the one activity they now engage in
which yields them some few of their necessities.
to engage in these hunting expeditions ...