Upper Mississippi; Or, Historical Sketches Of The Mound-Builders, The Indian Tribes, And The Progress Of Civilization In The North-West; From

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CHAPTER IV. THE INDIAN TRIBES, FROM 1764 TO THE CLOSE OP THE WAR WITH GREAT BRITAIN, IN 1815. The desire of revenge, with the Indian, terminates when the belt of peace is presented by the adversary and accepted, and the pipe ...
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CHAPTER IV. THE INDIAN TRIBES, FROM 1764 TO THE CLOSE OP THE WAR WITH GREAT BRITAIN, IN 1815. The desire of revenge, with the Indian, terminates when the belt of peace is presented by the adversary and accepted, and the pipe passed round and individually smoked by the dusky warriors ; and one who has been the greatest enemy, may safely pass through two lines of wigwams, without danger of insult or injury; for their religion holds that an injury to an enemy of whom they have accepted the belt and the pipe, is an insult to the Great Spirit. But such is not the case with the white man of the frontier; and ever since the first settlement of this country, there have been large numbers who have believed that the Indians, as heathens, had no rights which the white men " were bound to respect." After the conclusion of peace with the confederate tribes tinder Pontiac, the pioneers committed some of the most barbarous murders along the frontiers of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and it required many presents, and the greatest efforts of those in authority, to pacify the Indians, and save the country from a renewal of the war. Upon this subject, Colonel Johnson, the British Indian agent, wrote to his government as early as June 28, 1766, that the war " was no sooner terminated at a considerable loss and expense, than the frontier inhabitants, from Virginia to this province (New York) (though they shewed but littlealacrity at the time they ought), began, under the specious pretense of revenge, but in violation of the British faith, to murder, rob, and otherwise grossly misuse all Indians they could find in small parties, either on their way to or from the southward, or trading amongst them; whilst those who avoided imbruing their hands in blood added fuel to their jealousy by encroach...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217654043
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 130
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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CHAPTER IV. THE INDIAN TRIBES, FROM 1764 TO THE CLOSE OP THE WAR WITH GREAT BRITAIN, IN 1815. The desire of revenge, with the Indian, terminates when the belt of peace is presented by the adversary and accepted, and the pipe passed round and individually smoked by the dusky warriors ; and one who has been the greatest enemy, may safely pass through two lines of wigwams, without danger of insult or injury; for their religion holds that an injury to an enemy of whom they have accepted the belt and the pipe, is an insult to the Great Spirit. But such is not the case with the white man of the frontier; and ever since the first settlement of this country, there have been large numbers who have believed that the Indians, as heathens, had no rights which the white men " were bound to respect." After the conclusion of peace with the confederate tribes tinder Pontiac, the pioneers committed some of the most barbarous murders along the frontiers of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and it required many presents, and the greatest efforts of those in authority, to pacify the Indians, and save the country from a renewal of the war. Upon this subject, Colonel Johnson, the British Indian agent, wrote to his government as early as June 28, 1766, that the war " was no sooner terminated at a considerable loss and expense, than the frontier inhabitants, from Virginia to this province (New York) (though they shewed but littlealacrity at the time they ought), began, under the specious pretense of revenge, but in violation of the British faith, to murder, rob, and otherwise grossly misuse all Indians they could find in small parties, either on their way to or from the southward, or trading amongst them; whilstthose who avoided imbruing their hands in blood added fuel to their jealousy by encroach...
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