Life Of Tecumseh, And Of His Brother, The Prophet [tenskwautawa]; With A Historical Sketch Of The…

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byBenjamin Drake

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... for the death of this old man, was issued from the head quarters of the Prophet and his brother. CHAPTER VII. Governor Harrison makes another effort to ascertain the designs of Te-cumseh and the Prophet--Tecumseh visits the governor at Vincennes, attended by four hundred warriors--a council is held--Tecumseh becomes deeply excited, and charges governor Harrison with falsehood--council broken up in disorder--renewed the next day. Fob the purpose of ascertaining more fully the designs of the Prophet and his brother, governor Harrison now despatched two confidential agents to their head quarters at Tippecanoe. One of these agents, Mr. Dubois, was kindly received by the Prophet. He stated to him that he had been sent by governor Harrison to ascertain the reason of his hostile preparations, and of his enmity to the United States; that his conduct had created so much alarm, that warriors both in Kentucky and Indiana were arming for service, and that a detachment of regular troops was then actually on its way to Vincennes: that he was further authorized by the governor to say, that these preparations were only for defence; that no attempt would be made against him, until his intention to commence hostilities could be doubted no longer. The Prophet denied that he intended to make war, and declared that on this point he had been unjustly accused: that it was by the express commands of the Great Spirit that he had fixed himself there; and that he was ordered to assemble the Indians at that spot. When urged by the agent to state the grounds of his complaints against the United States, he replied, the Indians had been cheated of their lands; that no sale was valid unless sanctioned by all the tribes. He was assured that the government would listen...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... for the death of this old man, was issued from the head quarters of the Prophet and his brother. CHAPTER VII. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217504892

ISBN - 13:9780217504898

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