Eulogies on Prof. James G. Percival

Eulogies on Prof. James G. Percival

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...in 1763, the Menomonees alone kept aloof, and rendered signal services to Lieut. Gorrell and party at Green Bay. I have already said of Old Carron what I know of him. After his death, about 1780, he was succeeded by his eldest son, Glode--a French name, but without signification, and which the Indians pronounced Con--note. Besides being in the great battle at Quebec, when Wolfe and Montcalm. fell, and which in effect decided the fate of Canada, I have no doubt he was much in service during that war under my grandfather. De Peyster, the British Commandant at Mackinaw until 1779, speaks of Glode in such a way as to convey the idea, that he took an active part in the war of the American Rlevolution. About the fall of 180,3, Glode went on a winter's hunt, taking his two wives and five or six children with him, and somewhere on or near the Menomonee river of Chippewa, the chief and all his family, save two children by another marriage, sickened and died during the ensuing winter. Glode was then not very far from sixty-four years of age. He was a tall and well-proportioned man, of great per sonal prowess; sometimes aft a ball-play, when two or three would pitch on to him to keep him back, he would dash ahead, not seeming in the least to mind them. As!the orator of his nation, he was a fine speaker, and his speeches were sensible and to the purpose. _He was a very successful hunter and trapper, --aecomplishmen'ts quite as popular with the Indians, as to be able to speak well on public occasions. The present chief, Carron, now fifty-seven years of age, is the only surviving son of Glode. Tbmalm was several years younger than his brother Glode. He was bom at the Old King's village, opposite to Green Bay, on the west bank of Fox river, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236928245