twelve o'clock on Sunday night Captain Pratt arrived
at the Junction
with eighty-six Sioux Indian children, whom he had
just selected from the
Rosebud and Pine Sage agency, varying in age from
ten to seventeen.
Their dress was curious, made of different cheap
material, and representing
all the shades and colors. Cheap jewelry was
worn by the girls.
Their moccasins are covered with fancy bead
work. They carry heavy
blankets or shawls with them, and their appearance
would not suggest that
their toilet was a matter of care. Some of
them were very pretty,
while others are extremely homely. All
possessed the large black
eye, beautiful pearl-white teeth, the high
cheek-bone, straight-cut mouth
and peculiar nose.
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