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.  

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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.

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Kenneth L. Holmes (ed.).  1983.  Covered wagon women: Diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1849/volume 1.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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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?

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