The pictures open in the camp of Chief Three Bears' tribe, near McDermott, in Northwestern Montana. Chief Three Bears is the last of the great war chiefs of the Blackfeet. Today, at the age of eighty-six, he is a good citizen of the United States. Chief Three Bears opens the picture by saying, in the picturesque sign language of the Northwestern Indian, that his tribe intends to break camp and to move to a new location. The chief is followed by Lazy Boy, Judge Wolf Plume, Mrs. Dog Ears and Medicine Owl, the medicine man, each of whom has something to say in this peculiar language. While the men ride ahead to the new site, the squaws remain to accomplish all the actual work of moving the equipment. Mrs. Dog Ears, an old lady of some eighty-two summers, exhibits an extraordinary degree of activity. On the way to the new camp, the men are obliged to pass across a ford just above McDermott Falls, which has a particularly dangerous reputation. Intimate views of the daily life and habits of...
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