Roughing It - Chapter 5


Roughing It - Chapter 5
New Acquaintances—The Cayote—A Dog's Experiences—A Disgusted Dog—The Relatives of the Cayote—Meals Taken Away from Home

This chapter is remarkable to me as it is the first display of Mark's bigotry against Native Americans. One often hears charges of racism and the use of a particular offensive word when thinking of Mark Twain but little is ever said of his disdain for Indians.


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Submitted by scott on

I was given a web address for Gothenburg Historical Society and Museum ( They maintain that a Pony Express Station does exist in their town. A search of Google Maps does indeed find a location in town and I have included it. What bothers me, however, is that it is the only station on the north side of the river.