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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 17, 2003 - Issue 87


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Early Life Among the Indians

Dictated to and written by Thomas P. Wentworth, Ashland, Wisconsin
credits: submitted by Timm Severud (Ondamitag)

This undertaking I begin, not without misgivings about my ability to finish a well-connected history of my recollections.  I kept no dates at any time, and must rely wholly upon my memory at seventy-one years of age.

Those of my white associates in the early days, who are still living, are not within reach to assist me by rehearsals of former times.

Those of the older Indians who could assist me, could I converse with them, have passed beyond the Great River, and the younger ones, of whom there are many not far distant, could not assist me in the most essential portions of the work.

Therefore, without assistance and assuring the reader that the dates will be essentially correct, and that a strict adherence to fact will be followed, and with the hope that a generous public will make due allowance for the lapse of years, I am,

     Your obedient servant


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