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Indian Lives and Anecdotes ca. 1886 - 1941 part 5 (ms158_b3f003_005.04.pdf)

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When Sebattis went into office as governor he was an old party man, but he wished to pursue a liberal policy.

During his term of office he vented his grievances to my father thus: "Great deal trouble, you see, bein' gov'ner. When m'se 'lected me old party man, but me favor new party. When first me gov'ner think so [:] me shall sail our ship jus' so near wind 's we can; never you see such close sailin'; me shall be old party man, same time me shall please new party all me can.

Well, me do our best; me favor new party, me favor old party. Nem you see such muss. Old party she dont like us cause me favor new party; new party she dont like us, cause m'se old party man.

Old party he want go back to old way, have fight, pull hair, 'lect gov'ner that way. Me say, "Boys, best way you dont do so. No, you dont do dat. Best way you take 'em all hards feelin's, make 'em up in ball, dig down into ground, t'row em in hole, let water carry em off. Spose so dere's water under earth, aint he? Speaks so some folks.

Description: Pages from Fannie Hardy Eckstorm's notebook 10 (X)

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Language: English

Date: ca. 1886 - 1941

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