The flask was given to me as "big medicine" by Bow-arrow... he said—and I believe him—that when one inhales the odor of the castor from this medicine flask one's soul and body are then and forever afterwards permeated with a great and abiding love of the big outdoors.
There was scant room for the coward and the weakling in the ranks of the adventurous frontiersmen—the pioneer settlers who first broke up the wild prairie soil, who first hewed their way into the primeval forest... and explored every remote mountain-chain in the restless quest for metal wealth.
The wearied hunter had fire-water given him as an excitement to drown the cares common to white and red. Slowly the polity, customs, industries, morals, religion, and character of the red race were consumed in this terrible furnace of avarice. The foundations of our early aristocracies were laid...
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slate_ a coarse stone tablet
stave_ a driven wooden post
scrawl_ a hastily written matter
script_ a legibly printed score