Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852 / by Randolph B. Marcy ; assisted by George B. McClellan. Page: 49 of 368
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A few such men as the Delawares attached to each company of troops
upon the Indian frontier would, by their knowledge of Indian character
and habits, and their wonderful powers of judging of country, following
tracks, to plaster the rooms with mud in such
a manner as to make smooth walls, and to drive stakes of six or eight
inches in diameter into the ground, and to perform many other astounding
feats, which I am inclined to believe are not supported by credible
testimony. Laying aside these questionable statements, there is quite
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Marcy, Randolph Barnes. Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852 / by Randolph B. Marcy ; assisted by George B. McClellan., book, 1854; Washington, DC. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6105/m1/49/: accessed June 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .