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[187] rights; but many of his tribe were vexed by his concessions, and asserted that their chief had been made drunk. A new palaver was arranged at Laramie, when Red Cloud stood on his ancient right, not only as a prince, but priest and seer. Commissioner Brandt asked him to receive a White agent in his country. He refused. “ I have consulted the Great Spirit, and do not want a strange man for agent.”

When pressed to yield the right of garrisoning his hunting-grounds, he rose and spoke:

“I am Red Cloud. The Great Spirit made the Red man and the White. I think he made the Red man first. He raised me in this land, and it is mine. He raised the White men beyond the sea; their land is over there. Since they crossed the sea, I have given them room, and there are pale faces all about me. I have but a small spot of land left. The Great Spirit tells me to keep it.”

Brigham Young might use these words. The Lord has given Salt Lake Valley to Brigham and the Saints, just as the Great Spirit has given Nebraska to Red Cloud and the Sioux. The Lord has told Brigham to keep that valley, and Brigham will hold it so long as the Lord gives him strength to keep the

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