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Davenport, Past and Present, Including the Early History, and Personal and ...
Franc B. Wilkie
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Davenport, Past and Present: Including the Early History, and Personal and ...
Franc Bangs Wilkie
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Стр. 228 - How sleep the Brave who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Стр. 16 - On their arrival at St. Louis, they met their American father, and explained to him their business, and urged the release of their friend. The American chief told them he wanted land, and they agreed to give him some on the west side of the Mississippi, and some on the Illinois side opposite the Jeffreon.
Стр. 29 - This is a happy season of the year, having plenty of provisions, such as beans, squashes and other produce; with our dried meat and fish, we continue to make feasts and visit each other until our corn is ripe.
Стр. 31 - I intended to give myself up to the American war chief, and die, if the Great Spirit saw proper! He said he would go with me. I then took my medicine bag, and addressed the chief. I told him that it was "the soul of the Sac nation— that it never had been dishonored in any battle— take it, it is my life— dearer than life— and give it to the American chief!
Стр. 31 - On my arrival there, I entered the lodge of one of the chiefs, and told him that I wished him to go with me to his father— that I intended to give myself up to the American war chief, and die, if the Great Spirit saw proper! He said he would go with me. I then took my medicine bag, and addressed the chief.
Стр. 77 - On motion, resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the chairman and secretary, and delivered to Dr. DODS, and that they be published in the newspapers of the city. " JOHN P. HULBERT, Chairman.
Стр. 16 - Quash-qua-me and party remained a long time absent. They at length returned, and encamped a short distance below the village — but did not come up that day — nor did any person approach their camp ! They appeared to be dressed in fine coats, and had medals ! From these circumstances, we were in hopes that they had brought good news. Early the next morning, the Council Lodge was crowded — Quash-qua-me and party came up, and gave us the following account of their mission :
Стр. 31 - ... who were attempting to cross the Mississippi. They tried to give themselves up; the whites paid no attention to their entreaties, but commenced slaughtering them. In a little while the whole army arrived. Our braves, but few in number, finding that the enemy paid no regard to age or sex, and seeing that they were murdering helpless women and little children, determined to fight until they were killed.
Стр. 31 - ... on our nation by the Sioux. The massacre, which terminated the war, lasted about two hours. Our loss in killed, was about sixty, besides a number that were drowned. The loss of the enemy could not be ascertained by my braves, exactly ; but they think that they killed about sixteen, during the action.
Стр. 333 - ... reached the Mississippi. The number of that band who died from the cholera, must have been at least seven times as great as that of all who fell in battle. There were several other skirmishes of the troops with the Indians, and a number of individuals murdered ; making in all, about seventy-five persons killed in these actions, or murdered on the frontiers. In September, the Indian troubles were closed by a treaty, which relinquished to the white men thirty millions of acres of land, for which...