The Winning of the West, Part 5

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Redonnet received critical acclaim for her trilogy (Hotel Splendid, Forever Valley, and Rose Mellie Rose), published by the University of Nebraska in 1994. This new work tells the story of Mia, a ... Read full review

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Page 173 - from the Secretary of War: I had a strict eye to them, and will add but one word, — beware of a surprise ! I repeat it, beware of a surprise; you know how the Indians fight us.' He went off with that as my last solemn warning thrown into his ears. And yet to suffer that army to be cut to pieces, hacked, butchered, tomahawked, by a surprise, — the very thing I guarded him against!
Page 168 - ... that he nearly fell. There were still two horses in the rear, one carrying three men, and one two; and behind the latter Van Cleve, summoning his strength, threw the boy, who escaped. Nor did Van Cleve's pity for his fellows cease with this; for he stopped to tie his handkerchief around the knee of a wounded man. His •violent exertions gave him a cramp in both thighs, . so that he could barely walk; and in consequence the strong and active passed him until he was within a hundred yards of the...
Page 181 - I find no appearance of a line remains ; and from the manner in which the people of the United States rush on, and act, and talk on this side ; and from what I learn of their conduct toward the sea, I shall not be surprised if we are at war with them in the course of the present year ; and if so, a line must then be drawn by the warriors.
Page 142 - It is not to be expected, Sir, that the Kentucky people will or can submit patiently to the cruelties and depredations of the savages — they are in the habit of retaliation, perhaps without attending precisely to the nations from which the injuries are received.
Page 183 - You have heard the great talk of our going to war with the United States, and by the speech of your Father just now delivered to you, you cannot help seeing there is a great prospect of it, I 1 Canadian Archives, Joseph Chew to Thomas Aston Coffin, Montreal, February 27, 1794.
Page 164 - Daniel Bonham, a young man raised by my uncle and brought up with me, and whom I regarded as a brother, had by this time received a shot through his hips, and was unable to walk. I procured a horse and got him on. My uncle had received a ball near his wrist that lodged near his elbow. The ground was...
Page 161 - While speaking, a young cadet, who stood near by, was hit on the knee-cap by a spent ball, and at the shock cried aloud ; whereat the general laughed so that his wounded side shook. The aide left him; and there is no further certain record of his fate except that he was slain ; but it is said that in one of the Indian rushes a warrior bounded toward him and sunk the tomahawk in his brain before any one could interfere. "Instead of being awed by the bellowing artillery, the Indians made the gunners...
Page 217 - Roosevelt says of the Battle of Fallen Timbers : "It was the most complete and important victory ever gained over the Northwestern Indians during the forty years' warfare to which it put an end, and it was the only considerable pitched battle in which they lost more than their foes.
Page 157 - After a few moments' resistance they broke and fled in wild panic to the camp of the regulars, among whom they drove in a frightened herd, spreading dismay and confusion. The drums beat, and the troops sprang to arms as soon as they heard the heavy firing at the front, and their volleys fora moment checked the onrush of the plumed woodland warriors.
Page 222 - If there is a treaty between Great Britain and the Yankees I hope our Father the King will not forget the Indians as he did in the year '83." When his forebodings came true and the British, in assenting to Jay's treaty, abandoned their Indian allies, Brant again wrote to the Secretary of the Indian Office, in repressed but bitter anger at the conduct of the King's agents in preventing the Indians from making peace with the Americans while they could have made it on advantageous terms, and then in...

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