(Editor’s note: This is part three of a work of fiction titled “Beaver Trapping.”)
The three captains follow the scouts to speak and trade with the Indians. They arrive with gifts, blankets, knives, cooking pots, cooking triangles and many more items they have never seen. Jules is to address the Indians, who are excited. They do not fear us, and as we warm up to them, our fear is removed.
The captains decide to select this area as our base camp about a mile upstream from the Lakota camp. This will be the central camp. The other groups will split away — one will go south and the other north about 20 miles so we are close in order to help if trouble comes.
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