True Indian Stories: With Glossary of Indiana Indian Names

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Sentinel, 1908 - Indians of North America - 320 pages
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Page 78 - You endeavor to make distinctions. You wish to prevent the Indians to do as we wish them, to unite and let them consider their lands as the common property of the whole.
Page 78 - You are continually driving the red people; when, at last, you will drive them into the great lake, where they can 't either stand or work.
Page 82 - Well, as the great chief is to determine the matter, I hope the Great Spirit will put sense enough into his head, to induce him to direct you to give up this land. It is true, he is so far off, he will not be injured by the war. He may sit still in his town, and drink his wine, whilst you and I will have to fight it out.
Page 159 - ... mark, so that I could get it quick in case it was wanted. I had two good dogs. I took one into the house, leaving the other out. The one outside was expected to give the alarm, which would cause the one inside to bark, by which I would be awakened, having my arms always loaded. I kept my horses in a stable close to the house, having a porthole so that I could shoot to the stable door. During two years I never went from home with any certainty of returning— not knowing the minute I might receive...
Page 137 - Indians — the cries of nine women and children (a part soldiers' and a part citizens' wives, who had taken shelter in the fort) and the desponding of so many of the men, which was worse than all— I can assure you that my feelings were...
Page 78 - Indians to do as we wish them, to unite and let them consider their lands as the common property of the whole. You take tribes aside and advise them not to come into this measure. The reason I tell you this is, you want, by your distinctions of Indian tribes, in allotting to each a particular tract, to make them to war with each other.
Page 104 - It was indeed admirably calculated for the encampment of Regular Troops that were opposed to Regulars but it afforded great facility to the approach of savages. It was a piece of dry Oak Land rising about ten feet above the level of a marshy prairie in Front...
Page 41 - ... we had better be at war with the white people, this liquor which they introduce into our country, is more to be feared than the gun and the tomahawk. There are more of us dead since the treaty of Greenville, than we lost by the six years war before. It is all owing to the introduction of this liquor amongst us.
Page 88 - Father, you have got the arms and ammunition which our great father sent for his red children. If you have an idea of going away, give them to us, and you may go and welcome, for us. Our lives are in the hands of the Great Spirit. We are determined to defend our lands, and if it be his will, we wish to leave our bones upon them.
Page 116 - upbraided him for acting the part of a coward ; I told him that he knew the fortune of war, that one or the other of us must have fallen; that it was his fate to be conquered, and he ought to die like a man, like a hero, and not like an old woman ; that if the case had been reversed, and I had fallen into the power of my enemy, I would not have disgraced ray nation as he did, but would have died with firmness and courage, as becomes a true warrior.

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