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white river poems 375
They spread some blankets for me
but I could not sleep.
The moon shone very bright
and everything looked ghastly.
I want to have those Utes
taken and killed, and I want
the privilege of killing Johnson
and that Uncompaghre Ute
part iii
U.S. Congress: House Miscellaneous Document 38
"Testimony in Relation to Ute Outbreak,
Taken by Committee on Indian Aff airs
Washington, 1880"
Docs. Sec., Ser. Set. 0925
From the dark of the stacks
and a half century
with other ones waiting
with their names on their backs
behind a locked grating --
fetched out for me