Covered Wagon Women
The letter of Anna Maria King, Luckiamute Valley, Oregon, April 1, 1846:
[page 44:] The Indians appear to be very friendly, like to have the Bostons come, as they call them.
Tabitha Brown (1780-1858, co-founder of Tualatin Academy/Pacific University): Letter I, Forest Grove, West Tualatin Plains, Washington Co., Oregon Territory, August 1854:
[page 55:] They killed and robbed a Mr. Newton but a short distance off, but would not kill his wife because she was a (Clushman?) woman.
[page 59:] Yes–Niker hias scocum Tillscum, Close Tumtum.
me very brave woman, good heart.
Cumtux Chemuke Wawwaw?
Understand Indian talk?
The journal of Amelia Hadley, Saturday, August 16, 1851:
[page 95:] …Camp to night on the arm of the deshutes [Deschutes] good water plenty of wood and the best kind, several indians here the Canakees [Kanakas, sic!], the most filthy set I ever saw.
Kenneth L. Holmes (ed.). 1983. Covered wagon women: Diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1849/volume 1. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
Kenneth L. Holmes (ed.). 1984. Covered wagon women: Diaries & letters from the western trails, 1851/volume 3. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
I haven’t found Volumes 2, etc., yet. Have you read them?