Chapter 22: Indian seers.
Red Cloud is an example, and no more than an example, of a Red Brigham Young.
At Green River
, in the territory of Utah
, we find the details of a recent drama, every scene in which would be a parody on the Mormon
pope, if Brigham Young
were not himself a parody on these Indian seers.
In March last year an Indian prophet came into a camp of wandering Utes near Tierra Amarilla, in New Mexico
, bringing a message to this tribe of Utes from their Great Spirit.
The man was known to be a Saint; a Red dervish and magician, with a great repute among his people; a wizard who had passed through many circles and was privileged to talk with God.
were hunters, living in their tents under Sabeta and Cornea, two big chiefs, and several smaller chiefs.
Their camp was pitched in