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The Daily Dispatch: May 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], Death of an Indian Chief at Washington city. (search)
eath left the deceased his companions commenced to paint his face, hands, and feet with red paint, and then securing new clothing and new blankets they arrayed the dying chief in them. A few moments before expiring, Yellow Wolf sent to Major S. G. Colley, the Indian Advent for that and other tribes, and taking the agent's hands, said to him: "We have come a great way to see our Great Father and make peace. I have seen the big Father, and am at peace with every one--with the Great Spirit anpresent and the past which should be placed in charge of the Government. But the Indians insist upon its interment with Yellow Wolf, and the agents do not desire to offend them by a refusal. Yellow Wolf was nearly fifty years of age, and Maj. Colley, the agent of the tribe, and of the Indians in their section, says he is a serious loss, as he was always disposed to peace, and ruled his people justly but firmly. Another strange fact connected with his death is, that when the delegation wa