EMPORIA. Injuns. We learn that there are now encamped on the Little Arkansas, some seven or eight thousand warriors of the different tribes of Kansas. What their object is cannot be ascertained. Some of them say they are going to have a grand buffalo hunt, while others give various other reasons for their present warlike preparations. We have heard it stated that it is the intention of these Indians to attack the settlers at Pike’s Peak sometime during the summer or fall. But we are inclined to think that this is a mistake, as most of the tribes in Kansas are sufficiently acquainted with the white race to know that such a move on their part would be followed by the destruction of thousands of their warriors, and the final abandonment by them of their present hunting grounds. It will be well enough, however, to watch the maneuvers of these treacherous red-skins.
The Kansas News, Emporia, KS. July 16, 1859. Page 2. (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.