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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 8 (ms158_b3f003_008.11.pdf)

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Saul Ninepence (Saul Ninepence is underscored) was the first one to tell the story of the lead mine on Traveller. The story was that an old man of the tribe knew where there was lead and always could get it when he wanted it; he had been following a moose one day and as the creature ran up the mountain side its foot slipped on a ledge and there was revealed, where it had rubbed off the incrustation, a bright streak of lead. Always after he got all the lead he wanted. One time some young men tried to find it. When they got to a big cedar it grew dark. Saul stopped [?] why didn't It was claimed + he discovered at Stair Falls, then at Grand Pitch ("gran FItch") Old [?] [?] was the one who salted the mine for the [?] going three days journey up the Salt Branch + running some silver dollars into the cracks in a rock. On the way back into the mine the priest whom he had [?] by [?] of

Description: Pages from Fannie Hardy Eckstorm's notebook 10 (X)

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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