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Stan Lynde's Cowboy Lore & Legend: Montana Facts this week features good samaritan, Chief Little Dog.See it here:http://ning.it/WTHTZHHappy New Year!bb
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I have never heard of Chief Little Dog or his actions before. But in the early days, the relations between many tribes and the Whites were basically good. I have heard of tribes providing medical assistance to ill travelers, and also providing game for travelers who were not in a position to get it for themselves. I believe that what you mentioned about Chief Little Dog may have inspired an episode of Wagon Train. Just look at Ken Burn's Lewis and Clark. I got the idea that the Mandans traded with everybody--AND I MEAN EVERYBODY--from other tribes in the United States, Canada, and the not-yet American West and the the French-Canadians from the East. When they saw the Corps of Discovery, to them they were simply new customers! But they warned them of another tribe further West that had migrated to the Plains only about twenty-some years earlier who had come to rule the roost--and they were not very nice.
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