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this Indian and the episodes of his life than the house, that this tale relates.
Picheito was the son of a white man, who was stolen, while yet a mere child by the Indians at Detroit during the War of 1812. When General Wolseley was coming through to Winnipeg with the First Expedition, he wanted a guide to take him from the Lake of the Woods to Red River. At Fort Frances, Picheito's father volunteered to act as guide, and though he had been brought up to the life of an Indian his superior blood and birth were still noticeable, and were observed by Wolseley, who took the trouble to make enquiries about his an teceden ts, and as a result he ci ted the fact tha t he had been stolen at Detroit as above stated.
On returning to Canada, Wolseley had not lost interest in his young guide, with whom he had been well pleased, and he again set himself to work to trace out the young man's relatives, and his trouble was again rewarded with success, he having discovered his parents. The young guide was then sent to his natural home, but the habits of Indian life had so grown upon him that he could not live among the white people, so he again returned to the wigwams of the Red-man.
He married an Indian woman, and the union was blessed with the birth of two sons, Picheito, and Mr. Tanner. The latter was killed by falling off a wagon at Poplar Point in the fall of 1870.
Mr. Tanner was a Christian and a missionary, and worked hard for the cause of the "Holy Church" among the Indians. He was the father of Mr. John Tanner, of Minnedosa, well-known as having kept the Stopping Place at the "Little Saskatchewan", known as Tanner's Crossing.
Picheito amassed a large amount of wealth by his shrewdness, and was recognized as a sort of leader and adviser among the Ojibway Indians, though socially he mixed very little with them, excepting when on trading excursions. He is supposed to have been the secret cause of the collision between the Red Lake Indians and American Sioux, at Lake Manitoba, about twelve years ago.
The arrival of the Sioux, in this part of the country, was not heralded with a very friendly spirit by the Canadian Indians, and it was soon made apparent that there would be trouble. The Sioux were camped beyond Flee Island on Lake Manitoba during the summer, subsequent to their arrival, and thought that they were free from molestation. But one night a party of Red Lake Indians, a branch