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  • The chief and head-men said they had had nothing to do with the capture of the Cascades, with the murder of men at the upper landing, nor with the massacre of men, women, and children near the block-house, and put all the blame on the Yakimas and their allies.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Although the chiefs and head-men were well-nigh unanimous in ratifying these concessions, it was discovered in the spring of 1868 that many of the young men were bitterly opposed to what had been done, and claimed that most of the signatures had been obtained by misrepresentation and through proffers of certain annuities, and promises of arms and ammunition to be issued in the spring of 1868.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • And while he so did, all the palace-people and head-men marvelled at the beauty of the stallion and said, “No King is like unto this man.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Now when the news of this reached Kanmakan by the merchants, he returned in haste to Baghdad on the back of the aforesaid stallion, and as King Sasan sat perplexed upon his throne he heard of the coming of Kanmakan; whereupon he despatched all the troops and head-men of the city to meet him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Along with each Assistant Resident is a Controller, a kind of inspector of all the lower native rulers, who periodically visits every village in the district, examines the proceedings of the native courts, hears complaints against the head-men or other native chiefs, and superintends the Government plantations.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • It is interesting to observe that since the original Crossroads committee was elected in 1988 no further elective processes for head-men have taken place.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Within a quarter of an hour, the head-men of the town had met in hasty conference and debated whether to run or to fight.

    The Bane of The Black Sword

  • Among the sachems and other head-men, he was what may well be styled a "power behind the throne;" and as it is well known that this unseen power is often "greater than the throne itself," it may reasonably be presumed that Girty's influence was in reality all which it is supposed to have been.

    Life of Daniel Boone, the Great Western Hunter and Pioneer

  • "The town was besieged: -- the head-men were on the point of escaping: -- resistance was vain: -- they had been betrayed -- there were no fighters to defend the stockade!"

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • During two hours, an uninterrupted procession of all the warriors, chiefs, and head-men of Jallica, defiled in front of the ancient drum-major; and, as each approached, he made his obeisance by pointing

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

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