Tippecanoe; Being A True Chronicle Of Certain Passages Between David Larrance & Antoinette O'bannon…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

bySamuel Duff Mccoy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX YOUNG MEN AND MAIDENS FOR eleven long years William Henry Harrison had kept the Indians at peace by annual supplies of salt, presents of many trinkets. In sullen quiet they abandoned their lands, tract by tract, and watched the steady invasion of the whites. Drink took hold of them, and drink they obtained--every day of the year there was sold on an average a gallon of 'liquor to each warrior in the Territory. The red hunter came to Corydon with his pack of skins, sold them, drank up the proceeds, slept drunkenly through sun and rain; or, conquering complete surrender to the deadly fumes, staggered through the streets of the little village, silent, malevolent, drink-crazed, an open knife in his hand. The women and children scattered before him as before a dog with slavering jaws; the men tripped him up deftly and cast him into the timbered jail, there to remain until he sobered up and slunk off once more into the forest in helpless rage. Or not always would the incident end so peaceably: more than once the besotted savage, grunting imprecations on the tavern-keeper who refused him further liquor, would find the white man quicker to act than himself; and he would return to the forest no more. Such cases as these Governor Harrison investigated sternly. But in spite of all his attempts the smoldering hate of the Indians seemed to be growing redder. And the governor knew who it was that fanned the flame. A friendly half-breed, coming along from a secret visit to Malden, the English post in Canada, near Detroit, brought word that all the tribes along the Wabash had visited the British agent there. Four times the usual amount of presents had been given them: each brave grunting with satisfaction over a fine new rifle, fifty pounds of lead, twenty-fiv...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX YOUNG MEN AND MAIDENS FOR eleven long years William Henry Harrison had kept the Indians at peace by annual supplies...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021764533X

ISBN - 13:9780217645331

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