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Cherokee Phoenix
Vol. I No. 44
Wednesday January 14, 1829
Pg. 3 Col. 4b

 Indian Shrewdness.- "I recollect very well an Indian named Bravo, who was accused at Pomasque of having stolen the mule which he had brought from the vallies (sic) from the Eastward of Quito, laden with fruit. At the moment the accusation was laid before the Alcade, the Indian threw his pouche or mantle over the head of the mule and then desired the challenger to say of which eye the mule was blind?  He answered the left.  Then said the Indian taking off the Pouche, this mule cannot be your's (sic) because it is blind of neither."