Kiowa: A Woman Missionary in Indian Territory

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IV
Giving the Land to Jesus--Oh, for a Man!--
The Den--Two Quarters

SEPTEMBER 28, 1898. For over a year Miss McLean and I had been closely related in the work. Almost as closely as the Siamese Twins. Our one room was just large enough for the bed, the cook-stove, a little table and three chairs. In it we washed, ironed, cooked, mopped, cleaned and wrote from twentyfive to two hundred letters a month, with the Indians constantly coming in to "heap see."

On the wall at one side of the stove Miss Mc- Lean made such a pretty little medicine cabinet. On the other side I had my book-shelf and spool cabinet desk. Then there was a closet in which we could hang up everything except ourselves, and there were times when we wished we could do that.

While working at Elk Creek I had received a letter from Mrs. H. Stevens of Dayton, Ohio, stating that "she felt called of God to invest $300 towards making me more comfortable, that my life might be prolonged to do more and better work for the Master."

She wrote: "If you build a house I would like

-98-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction to the Bison Books Edition v
  • Contents xxiii
  • Introduction xxvii
  • Preface xxix
  • I- Beginnings--Story-Telling--Ghost Dance-- Pigs--Lucius and Mabel 13
  • II- Experiences 48
  • III- The Coming of Miss Mclean 74
  • IV- Giving the Land to Jesus--Oh, for a Man!-- The Den--Two Quarters 98
  • V- The Going of Miss Mclean-An Indian Reception 112
  • VI 133
  • VIII 186
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