Chapter 27: a Zambo village.
“what here-what dar?
here, paper dar. What place?
Hi! hi! dis place Caddo
; colour genl'men lib in Caddo-hi!”
, a village in the Choctaw
district, thirtytwo miles north of Red River
, thirty-seven miles south of Limstone Gap, is a Zambo settlement, one of the most singular hamlets in a country full of ethnological surprises.
A scatter of log-cabins, standing in fenced fields, surrounds a little town, with school and prison, chapel and masonic lodge, main street and market-place, billiard-room and drinking-bar.
A line of rails connects this little town with Fort Gibson
, in the Creek
region, and with Denison city, in Texas
can boast of a printing-press
and of a weekly sheet of news.
Yet neither school nor prison, railway plant nor printing-press
excites so much attention as the