Article Page: country, and you promised to take good care of us and keep us.
You ran from one place to another killing us and fighting us.* * ¡E
You did not treat us right over there, so we came back over here.
* ¡E ¡½ I come in to these people here, and they give me ptrmmion to
trade with the trader*. That h the way I make my living. Every-
thing I get I buy from the traders. I don't steal anything.* ¡½ ¡E
I am going to live with these people here."
' So profound a contempt did the Indians feel for this commis-
sion that they allowed a squaw to address it.
A squaw, named The-one-that-speaka-once, wife of The-man-
that-scatters-the-bear, said: "I was over at your country. I
wanted to raise my children there, but you did not give me any
time. I came over to this country to raise my children, and have
a little peace " (shaking hands with the British officers) ; " that is
all I have to say to you. I want you to go back where you came
from. These are the people that I am going to stay with and
raise my children with."
The Indians having risen, being apparently about to leave the
room, the interpreter was directed to ask the following questions:
" Shall I say to the President that you refuse the offers that he
has made to you ? Are we to understand that you refuse those
offers?" Sitting Bull answered: " I could tell you more, but that