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THE HERITAGE OF THE SIOUX
By B.M. Bower
I WHEN GREEN GRASS COMES
II THE DAUGHTER OF A CHIEF
III TO THE VICTORS THE SPOILS
IV LOVE WORDS FOR ANNIE
V FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMPANY
VI "I GO WHERE WAGALEXA CONKA SAY"
VII ADVENTURE COMES SMILING
VIII THE SONG OF THE OMAHA
IX RIDERS IN THE BACKGROUND
X DEPUTIES ALL
XI ALL THIS WAR-TALK ABOUT INJUNS
XII THE WILD-GOOSE CHASE
XIII SET AFOOT
XIV ONE PUT OVER ON THE BUNCH
XV "NOW, DANG IT, RIDE!"
XVI ANNIE-MANY-PONIES WAITS
XVII APPLEHEAD SHOWS THE STUFF HE IS MADE OF
XVIII IN THE DEVIL'S FRYING-PAN
XIX PEACE TALK
XX LUIS ROJAS TALKS
XXI "WAGALEXA CONKA--COLA!"
THE HERITAGE OF THE SIOUX
CHAPTER I. WHEN GREEN GRASS COMES
Old Applehead Furrman, jogging home across the mesa from Albuquerque,
sniffed the soft breeze that came from opal-tinted distances and felt
poignantly that spring was indeed here. The grass, thick and green
in the sheltered places, was fast painting all the higher ridges
and foot-hill slopes, and with the green grass came the lank-bodied,
big-kneed calves; which meant that roundup time was at hand. Applehead
did not own more than a thousand head of cattle, counting every hoof
that walked under his brand. And with the incipient lethargy of old
age creeping into his habits of life, roundup time was not with him the
important season it once had been; for several years he had been content


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