John Muir


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suspected of being a witch and feared accordingly. He seemed pleased with the importance thus acquired and turned it to good advantage until finally driven from home and left to starve. He was taken into the cabin of a kind family on condition that he would not exert his mysterious power against them. Every crime, as far as I have heard, excepting only that of witchcraft, may be atoned for by blankets. An insult, murder, stealing, etc. If one kills another, his relatives must kill one of his or receive 200 blankets more or less. If a trader sells Koolchenoo to an Indian, and he gets drunk and kills himself is killed in a row, the one who sold the whisky must buy { Sketch: View from old Indian village, Wrangell. }

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Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13.5 cm.

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