Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Clark Campaign 82
John D. Shane interview with William Clinkinbeard, ca: 1843-49; 1: The roads between the Indian towns on Big and Little Miami were the <Prettiest, levelest, straitest paths I ever saw. Could have been made no straiter. Level as this floor.> <Michael Cassidy was in my mess. Lost a horse somehow. Was along when the 3 [Indians] were killed. Came bacxk with his fingers all bloody. Had but off their fingers, & noses, & ear-bobs, to get their trinkets. Whites always scalped whenever they gould get a chance. . . . [a few unclear words] Had a whole handful of trinkets that he got. It is the nits the indian lice put on a body's hair that live again. They suppose they have come out of the garments they have boiled & washined so much & therefore are hard to kill: but it is the nits on the hair breeding.> [This a little unclear, but seems a cautionary tale about taking scalps.] continued

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