Excerpt from History of Oklahoma and Indian Territory: And Homeseekeker's Guide Dutcher then informed the prisoners that if they would take him to where they Ob tained their salt he would spare their lives. So they lead him up the river about 60 miles to the salt springs near what is w kwn as the Cherokee Orphan Asylum. The entire country and those Springs were claimed by the Osages at that time, and the Osages were accustomed to taking pay in ponies from the other tribes that were permitted to secure salt there. But 'dutcher wasn't built that way. He didn't believe in giving up ponies for salt or anything else. He believed in getting all he could, and 'in keeping all he could get. So, there was trouble over the salt springs, but the Cherokees secured all the salt thev wanted, and then went on back to their home. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.