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APPENDIX.

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POUNDMAKER TALKS. Poundmaker drew himself up to his full height, cast a hurried glance round the room, then placing his left hand on his breast, and extending his right in a declamatory attitude, began. He spoke slowly at first, and waited for the interpreter to put his words into English. By-and-by he seemed to forget that he was not understood. His words fell without any hesitation from his lips

“I am not guilty. Much that has been said against me is not true. I am glad of my work in the Queen's country this spring; What I have done was for the good of my people and for peace.

When my brothers and the pale faces met in fight at Cut Knife I saved the Queen's soldiers, who ran away. I took the arms from my brothers and gave them up at Battleford. Everything I could do was done to stop bloodshed. Had I wanted war I should not be here now; I should be on the prairie. You did not catch me; I gave myself up. You have got me because I wanted peace."

The chief then sat down and awaited the sentence of the Court. The judge addressed him in nearly the same terms as those he used when sentencing One Arrow, and therefore it is unnecessary to repeat his words. He concluded by sentencing the prisoner to three years in Stoney Mountain penitentiary.

When Poundmaker heard the sentence he said :-“Hang me now. I can die. I would rather you kill me than lock me up for three years. But my people, the Indians, will not forget me; remember this.”

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