By O. Köhler
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The Bergen character harbours no ill feelings against Indians who had treated her well while she was among them. And these feelings somehow survive a Cheyenne attack which leaves Soldier Blue and herself as the only survivors and which, for ferocity, is only matched by what is meted out in the final set-piece. As far as ultimate sympathy for the Indians goes, this attack is an alienating yet one error. The plot then casts Miss Bergen as spokesman at least at heart, for she is deploringly inarticulate and as an eventual and unavailing means of warning them of their likely fate.
Letters, family folklore, are vivid reminders of what Ben Johnson and Harry Carey Jun. (son of the silent Western star). This is the essence of light-hearted adventurous youth, particularly one feels of Western youth of those extraordinary times. It's a remarkable relationship and it remains lodged in the mind. ^^ tribe. In the Cheyenne raids on settlements in 1864 one woman, subsequently released, told how after being forcibly 'taken as wife' by an old Cheyenne chief, she was later traded to a Sioux and then twice again.
When trigger-happy firers . soldiers with Hotchkiss quick- had slaughtered about 200 Sioux— women and children as well as men among the victims. Less well-known, however, were the happenings at Sand Creek, Eastern Colorado, on November 29, 1864 when an estimated 500 Cheyenne and Apache Indians, about half of whom were reckoned to be women and children, were killed in their village by militiamen, although said to be holding a white and an American flag. The American force, cavalry and artillery numbering some 750 men, were led by Col.
A Study of Otjiwarongo District (South West Africa) (Namibia) by O. Köhler