Crow Killer; the Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Raymond W. Thorp
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Part 1: The Young Trapper, Chapters 1 through 5

• In May 1847, Crow Indians killed and scalped John Johnston's pregnant wife while Johnston was away trapping furs.

• After his wife's murder, Johnston killed and scalped Crow Indians and ate their livers raw in vengeance.

• Even though Johnston had unpleasant run-ins with other Indian tribes, he reserved the barbaric act of eating his victims' livers for just the Crow.

• Johnston had an undeniable respect for great warriors of Indian tribes.

• Johnston ultimately gave up his vendetta and became a brother-in-arms of the Crow.

• Young John Johnston traveled north up the river on a steamer from St. Louis, Missouri, to St. Joseph.

• While setting up traps by himself, Johnston met up with old John Hatcher.

• Arapaho Indians attacked Johnston and Hatcher, and Johnston watched with interest as Hatcher scalped an Indian and attached the scalp to his fur belt.

• Hatcher urged Johnston to try...

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