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ecing out the meal, no doubt, with their staple article of food — grasshoppers.
On the morning of August 5 Lieutenant Hood started back to Fort Reading, and Lieutenant Williamson resumed his march for the Columbia River.
Our course was up Pit River, by the lower and upper canions, then across to the Klamath Lakes, then east, along their edge to the upper lake.
At the middle Klamath Lake, just after crossing Lost River and the Natural Bridge, we met a small party of citizens from Jacksonville, Oregon, looking for hostile Indians who had committed some depredations in their neighborhood.
From them we learned that the Rogue River Indians in southern Oregon were on the war-path, and that as the regular troops up there were of no account, the citizens had taken matters in hand, and intended cleaning up the hostiles.
They swaggered about our camp, bragged a good deal, cursed the Indians loudly, and soundly abused the Government for not giving them better protection.
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