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A Daguerreotypist, at the Bay, being desirous of adding to his collection
Published in "The Friend: A Religious and Literary Journal", volume 23, 1849, p.202
A Daguerreotypist, at the Bay, being desirous of adding to his collection portraits of some of ihe principal Menomonies, obtained their consent, and one day several went to his room, and the likeness of one of them, was taken.
But when the chiefs saw how the thing was done, they were seized with qualms, suspecting supernatural agency in the business; they knew not what mischief might befal the subjects of such dealings with invisible powers, and to keep on the safe side, prudently refused lo permit further proceedings, until they had consulted their Medicine-man, or Juggler, whose business it was to decypher prodigies and bring to light the hidden things of darkness.
The oracle, no doubt, was unpropitious, for the chiefs though without assigning a reason persisted in declining the honour of having the memory of their faces perpetuated, by so incomprehensible a process.