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The famous quote about the Trappers Rendezvous by James Beckwourth is here on page 106:
"Mirth, songs, dancing, shouting, trading, running, jumping, singing, racing, target-shooting, yarns, frolic, with all sorts of extravagances that white men or Indians could invent, were freely indulged in."
On page 241 is a very detailed description of the use of signal mirrors by the Crow Indians:
" ... we arrived within three miles of the village. When within sight, we telegraphed with the aid of a small looking-glass, which the Crow scouts usually carry, and every motion of which is understood in the village. I made a signal that I had discovered the enemy, and a second that they were approaching."
This book really gives you an idea about what the dictator's life was like. It has helped me in my research, and given me several First Class pointers to use when doing my presentation.
The book is also well written, and it feels like Beckwourth is talking right to you!