The Early Indian Wars of Oregon: Compiled from the Oregon Archives and Other Original Sources : with Muster Rolls

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F.C. Baker, state printer, 1894 - Indians of North America - 719 pages
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Page 424 - ... be composed of ten companies, each company to consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one first sergeant, four sergeants, eight corporals, two musicians, one wagoner, and from sixty-four to eighty-two privates.
Page 139 - ... citizen of Oregon, yet, as that duty more particularly devolves upon the government of the United States and admits of delay, we do not make this the strongest ground upon which to found our earnest appeal to you for pecuniary assistance. It is a fact well known to every person acquainted with the Indian character that by passing silently over their repeated thefts, robberies, and murders of our fellow-citizens, they have been emboldened to the commission of the appalling massacre at Waiilatpu....
Page 229 - Hardie of the army, to confer with your excellency, and if possible to raise in Oregon an infantry battalion of four companies, to be mustered into the service of the United States to serve during the war, unless sooner discharged ; or, if it be impracticable to engage them for that period, then to engage them for twelve months from the time of being mustered into service, unless sooner discharged. The battalion will consist of field and staff — one major, one adjutant, a lieutenant of one of the...
Page 117 - God as ourselves, and whose cruel fate causes our hearts to bleed. Why do we make you chiefs, if you cannot control your young men? Besides this wholesale butchery you have robbed the Americans passing through your country, and have insulted their women. If you allow your young men to govern you, I say you are not men or chiefs, but hermaphrodites who do not deserve the name. Your hot-headed young men plume themselves on their bravery ; but let them not deceive themselves. If the Americans begin...
Page 118 - your words are weighty — your hairs are gray. We have known you a long time. You have had an unpleasant journey to this place. I cannot, therefore, keep the families back. I make them over to you, which I would not do to another younger than yourself.
Page 47 - Clarke pointed to this day, to you, and this occasion; we have long waited in expectation ; sent three of our sons to Red river school to prepare for it ; two of them sleep with their fathers ; the other is here, and can be ears, mouth, and pen for us. I can say no more ; I am quickly tired ; my voice and limbs tremble. I am glad I live to see you and this day, but I shall soon be still and quiet in death.
Page 58 - ... with the whites, and with the other Indian tribes. But the other influential men who were not in office, desired to know of Dr. White, of what benefit this whipping system was going to be to them. They said they were willing it should continue, provided they were to receive blankets, shirts and pants, as a reward for being whipped.
Page 117 - We have been among you for thirty years," said Ogden, " without the shedding of blood ; we are traders, and of a different nation from the Americans; but recollect, we supply you with ammunition, not to kill Americans, who are of the same color, speak the same language, and worship the same God as ourselves, and whose cruel fate causes our hearts to bleed. Why do we make you chiefs, if you cannot control your young men ? Besides this wholesale butchery, you have robbed the Americans passing through...
Page 57 - Congress, implicating the conduct of Dr. Me Laughlin and the Hudson's Bay Company, and bearing the signatures of seventy Americans. I inquired of the Doctor if he had refused to grant supplies to those Americans who had signed that document; he replied that he had not, but that the authors of the memorial need expect no more favors from him. Not being one of the authors...
Page 35 - Washington, I herewith transmit to you the synopsis of a bill which, if it could be adopted, would, according to my experience and observation, prove highly conducive to the best interests of the United States, generally, to Oregon, where I have resided for more than seven years as a missionary, and to the Indian tribes that inhabit the immediate country.

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