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pp. 104- 123 Summary and Analysis

On the Green River are assembled all sorts of White, Half-breed and Indian trappers. They are playing games and are assembled for the 4th of July, 1837. A village of Bonnack Indians approach to trade, but they have also killed two white trappers and have been stealing horses. Two friendly Nez Percey Indians grab the horses back. Then, a party of the Bonnack Indians come to seize back their stolen horses. A gunfight ensues and many Bonnacks are killed and their village is looted. After 3 days of running combat, the Bonnacks sue for peace and promise to be good Indians.

On July 5th, a party with goods and news from the states arrives. The trappers sell their beaver skins and buy clothing, coffee and other goods. A large trapping party forms under LB Fontanelle and James Bridger. Russell goes off...

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