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Owl Woman greatly preferred her lodge in the nearby village. Pitched near White Thunder's tipi, it was roomy and airy, and welcome light filtered through the parchmentlike lodge cover. Outside, the sounds of the village seldom intruded. Horses grazed on far hills, the smoke of small cooking fires spiraled skyward through adjustable tipi 26 Worlds Apart flaps, and children played under the watchful eyes of elders or older children. Inside the tipi, everything had its place and was arranged for comfort.
How much these considerations influenced his decision will never be known—William did not put his thoughts to paper. 49 William was not the first white man to contemplate marriage with an Indian woman. In fact, in the fur trade, there was a long tradition of Indian-white unions. Mountain men typically took Indian wives but abandoned them once they returned to white society. Indian women and their families, likewise, saw these liaisons as opportunities for short-term economic gain. Trappers and traders could supply them with the trade goods they coveted and that only white men could provide.
The Kiowa's wife, dressed in a fine elk tooth dress, quirted her horse and galloped off. The Dog Man ignored her and rushed on, charging the enemy with abandon. Enemies fell to his lance—twelve in all. Close behind him, Crooked Neck, one of his relatives, cut down eight more. Within minutes, all the Kiowas, men and women, lay dead. The sun stood high in the sky when the main Cheyenne column, unaware of the Dog Soldiers' fight, attacked the Kiowa village on Wolf Creek. White Thunder and the chiefs had ordered the women and children to the safety of the surrounding hills, while they directed the battle from a small hillock on the valley floor.
Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story Of George Bent - Caught Between The Worlds Of The Indian And The White Man by David Fridtjof Halaas