Push-ma-ta-ha. A Choctaw warrior. A man of renown. . . . The reader must look to the work on Indian history heretofore referred to by Col. McKenney and James Hall, for the details of the life of this wonderful man. . . . When quite a youth he crossed the Mississippi with a party of Choctaws, on a Buffalo hunting expedition, and was attacked by a party of the wild Indians of the West, called the Callageheahs and was totally defeated. He made his own escape, alone to a Spanish settlement, where he arrived nearly starved. . . . He remained with the Spaniards five years; employing himself as a hunter, brooding over the plans of vengeance which he afterwards executed. Wandering back to the Choctaw country, alone, he came by stealth, in the night, to a little village of the enemies by whom he had been defeated, suddenly rushed in upon them, killed seven of the inabitants, and set fire to the lodges. . . . He was one of a delegation that visited Washington in 1824 . . . [and] died before the business of his mission was concluded. . . . He was buried in in the public burial ground at Washington. . . . The likeness before the reader was taken by Wood, in miniature, after death, and presented to Col. McKenney by the delegation, in token of their respect. It was enlarged, by King, to its portrait size. It is a perfect likeness. [Pp. 11-13.]
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