He sat his horse and waited for the natives to make the first overture. Governor Halgarn had met with him personally the day before he rode out. The governor wanted to insure his newest Territorial Agent understood how things worked. The bloodsuckers (Teague grimaced at the pejorative vernacular used) were down and out and would stay that way.
Halgarn cared not a whit for the health or welfare of the inhabitants of Lost Valley Reservation. What he did care about was the peace and prosperity of the wealthy human ranchers of the territory. What he cared about was the potential for political advancement that an uneventful term as territorial governor promised.
Teague understood exactly how helpful or how destructive a man with power and plans could be. He assured the governor he would use every means the BPA allowed to maintain a state of good order and discipline on the reservation. Halgarn assured Teague that no other state would be accepted nor tolerated.