John Ross.

August 29, 1862, Daily Times (Leavenworth, Kansas)

A Lawrence correspondent of the Democrat says of the noted Cherokee Chief, John Ross:
“John Ross passed through here a few days ago with as many women and children as Brigham Young has in his train. The old chief is a diminutive but well preserved specimen of humanity—a big head on a small body. And his head is a very marked one—an erect and square forehead, eyebrows heavy and shaggy, a pleasant blue eye, as bright as it was forty years ago, a large but ugly nose. If a few of his ample store of dollars were invested in a dental way and the investment chewed upon, John Ross would be able to put a better face on beefsteaks and strangers. He is going East, and if he picks up the Democrat in the cars, he will learn that a man in Kansas thought he had a remarkable head, and suggested that he ought to see a dentist before he sees Brady and gets his phiz into all of our photograph books.


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