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The Land of the Miamis

An Account of the Struggle to Secure Possession of the North-West from the End of the Revolution until 1812

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Author: Elmore Barce
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,446 / 312 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.9
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Downloads: 412
Added to site: 2009.10.14
mnybks.net#: 25546
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History

A book of this nature will appeal to those who are interested in a readable, historically accurate account of the early struggles for supremacy in the Old Northwest from the end of the Revolution to the Battle of Tippecanoe. The author is a historian writing in an attractive style and securing his material from a wide variety of sources. The greater part of the book is based on the letters written to the war department by Gov. Wm H. Harrison. References are also made to a bibliography of practically one hundred volumes.

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the Indian slain, and the division of their scalps among the soldiers after they had been cut into strips. These bloody trophies were carried back to the settlements along the Ohio and Wabash to satisfy the hatred of all those who had lost women and children in the many savage forays of the past.

With the death of Tecumseh at the battle of the Thames and the termination of British influence in the west, the tribes soon surrendered up their ancient demesne, and most of them were removed beyond the Mississippi. The most populous of all the tribes north of the Wabash were the roving Potawatomi, and their final expulsion from the old hunting grounds occurred under the direction of Colonel Abel C. Pepper and General John Tipton, the latter a hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe, and later appointed as Indian commissioner. At that time the remnants of the scattered bands from north of the Wabash amounted to only one thousand souls of all ages and sexes. The party under military escort passed eight or nine miles

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