I cannot tell how much my heart suffered for my people while at Leavenworth.
We damaged all the big guns we could, and carried away the powder and the lead.
I would have given my own life if I could have undone the killing of white men by my people.
I saw clearly that war was upon us when I learned that my young men had been secretly buying ammunition.
You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis and Clark what they needed, and they gave us guns and tobacco in return.