When I was asked if I want my picture to be here I said, Yes, Yes, Yes! Everyone knows me, everywhere I go, I am known. Everyone tells stories about me, and all the things I've done. I am Fights Like A Bear. Many an Englishman owes his life to me. I am the one who has shown them where to go, and who to fight and when best to fight them.
And the women know me, and they talk about me, they all talk about me.
I was asked did I live in the circle of ati's by the river, below the fort. No, I did not live anywhere. I was always travelling, always moving, always doing something, always with coins in my bag. But when I came back to the Fort [Christanna] I was not welcome in the village.
The mice in the village did not want me too close to hear what they talked about. They thought I spent too much time with the English, and what little frightened things they had to say I might repeat to them, so they did not want me near. It was they who were glad to see me serve the English and pushed me to it to fulfill the treaty they had made with the English King, but in return they shunned me. When I came to the fort I made my shelter between the fort and the village.
But I don't care. I don't care. Where I am, I am sought out and I stand and I fight like a bear.
So ask me what you want. And if you are a woman, I will be especially sure to respond.