Indian Wars of the West: Containing Biographical Sketches of Those Pioneers who Headed the Western Settlers in Repelling the Attacks of the Savages, Together with a View of the Character, Manners, Monuments, and Antiquities of the Western Indians
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Page 207 - I am in your power — do with me as you please. I am a soldier. I have done the white people all the harm I could ; I have fought them, and fought them bravely : If I had an army, I would yet fight and contend to the last ; but I have none : my people are all gone. I can now do no more than weep over the misfortunes of my nation.
Page 191 - Having retired to their tents and deliberated on the measures most proper to be adopted in this emergency, the officers of the volunteer brigade came to the conclusion that " nothing short of marching the army immediately back to the settlements could prevent those difficulties and that disgrace which must attend a forcible desertion of the camp by his soldiers.
Page 222 - Crime came not near him— she is not the child Of solitude; Health shrank not from him— for Her home is in the rarely trodden wild, Where if men seek her not, and death be more Their choice than life, forgive them, as beguiled By habit to what their own hearts abhor— In cities caged. The present case in point I Cite is, that Boon lived hunting up to ninety...
Page 208 - Once I could animate my warriors to battle ; but I cannot animate the dead. My warriors can no longer hear my voice : their bones are at Talladega, Tallushatchee, Emuckfaw, and Tohopeka.
Page 208 - I would have raised my corn on one bank of the river, and fought them on the other. But your people have destroyed my nation. You are a brave man. I rely upon your generosity. You will exact no terms of a conquered people, but such as they should accede to. Whatever they may be, it would now be madness and folly to oppose them.
Page 187 - Orders were accordingly given to the adjutant-general to prepare the line, and by four o'clock in the morning the army was again in motion. The infantry proceeded in three columns ; the cavalry in the same order, in the rear, with flankers on each wing. The advance, consisting of a company of artillerists with muskets, two companies of riflemen, and one of spies, marched about four hundred yards in front, under the command of Colonel Carroll...
Page 208 - Georgia army, I would have raised my corn on one bank of the river, and fought them on the other ; but your people have destroyed my nation. You are a brave man: I rely upon your generosity. You will exact no terms of a conquered people but such as they should accede to : whatever they may be, it would now be madness and folly to oppose.
Page 208 - If they are opposed, you shall find me amongst the sternest enforcers of obedience. Those who would still hold out, can be influenced only by a mean spirit of revenge ; and to this they must not, and shall not sacrifice the last remnant of their country.
Page 160 - Spirit, on the altar of which burned a perpetual fire, and chiefs who derived their origin from the sun. They had treated the French colonists with great kindness, and had been courted by them on account of their power. (See Louisiana.) A quarrel having taken place between a French soldier and an Indian, the latter was shot by...