Their captors were a small party of Delawares, who carried them to the old Wyandot town.
The girl was a Wyandot from Lake Huron, and had been baptised but a week before.
"Now they speak to the Wyandot nation and the visiting warriors," said Heno.
"You learn Wyandot," said the chief in the same pleasant tone.
The first of these nations to enter the old hunting-ground of the Iroquois was the Wyandot.
"I choose death," he said, adopting the Wyandot's epigrammatic manner.
It would have been apparent to anyone that the Wyandot chief was the leader of the band, and the officers saluted him.
But the positions were reversed, and the soul of the Wyandot was full of shame and anger.
He was a truly formidable figure now, whom the bravest of Indian warriors, even a Wyandot, might shun.
The great Wyandot himself seemed to be convinced, and said that it was well.