Fighting Among the Indians.
(N. T.) Advertiser publishes a letter from Major Baker
, agent of the Otoes and Missouri Indians
, dated August 10th, which gives an account of a terrible fight among the Indians on the plains:
were hunting buffalo on the Saline Fork
, with every prospect of killing all they wanted, when the combined tribes of Sioux
, Kiowas, Cheyennes, Arrapahoes and Camanches attacked the Pawnees with a superior force.
immediately called on the Otoes, who were encamped near by and in full view, for assistance.
Not with standing the Otoes had formed an alliance with the Pawnees for their mutual protection, the Otoes refused to help them.
witnessed the fight for about six hours, during which time the Pawnees sent four or five messengers to them, begging their assistance, that they were being cut to pieces by vastly superior numbers, that their head chief and leading brave were killed.
One of the Otoes who was in the fight reported that the saw thirty dead Pawnees.
had a short council, the result of which was that they would strike for home as fast as they could; consequently they struck their tents and left while the fight was raging.
They came by way of Fort Raily, and reached home in seven days. They reported that the Pawnees were completely surrounded by from seven to ten thousand warriors; that there was no possibility of their as care; that their enemies were killing them off at their leisure, and had expressed their determination not to stop until they had wiped out the last they had from existence, and the Otoes firmly believed that would be their fare.
But last evening a runner from the Pawnees arrived here, and reports that the Pawnees had extricated themselves and got away, and had come in as far as the Little Blue, destitute of provisions; they could not go home without subjecting themselves to starvation, so they concluded to go back in search of buffalo.
are very much disheartened; they have incurred the displeasure of the Pawnees and their enemies, and it is doubtful whether they will venture on a hunt again this season.