Narrative of the Captivity of William Biggs among the Kickapoo Indians in Illinois in 1788 by William Biggs

Narrative of the Captivity of William Biggs among the Kickapoo Indians in Illinois in 1788

byWilliam Biggs

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In the year 1788, March 28th, I was going from Bellfontain to Cahokia, in company with a young man named John Vallis, from the State of Maryland; he was born and raised near Baltimore. About 7 o'clock in the morning I heard two guns fired; by the report I thought they were to the right; I thought they were white men hunting; both shot at the same time. I looked but could not see any body; in a moment after I looked to the left and saw sixteen Indians, all upon their feet with their guns presented, about forty yards distant from me, just ready to draw trigger. I was riding between Vallis and the Indians in a slow trot, at the moment I saw them. I whipped my horse and leaned my breast on the horse's withers, and told Vallis to whip his horse, that they were Indians. That moment they all fired their guns in one platoon; you could scarcely distinguish the report of their guns one from another...

Title:Narrative of the Captivity of William Biggs among the Kickapoo Indians in Illinois in 1788Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:VolumesOfValueLanguage:English

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