History of Michigan

History of Michigan

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...were em-ploy-ed in the va-ri-ous duties requir-ed in camp life, quite a party of Pot-ta-wat-o-mies care-less-ly strolled into the fort, as though in-tend-ing merely to pay a friendly visit to the new comers in their midst. Shortly, others saun-ter-ed in. All at once the fierce war-whoop pierced the ears of the troops, and in less time than it takes to tell the fearful story, ten soldiers lay dead at the blood-stained feet of the sav-a-ges. The ensign and three of his men, who had es-cap-ed the blows of the cruel tom-ahawk, were now bound, hand and foot, and held pris-on-ers for future death or exchange, as it should please their captors. CHAPTER XIV. MAS-SA-CRE AT FORT MACK-I-NAW. At this time, Mack-i-naw was a set-tle-ment of about thirty houses. Cedar pickets en-cir-cled the two acres of ground on which these houses stood. The In-di-ans still con-sid-er-ed the French alone had the right to trade with them, and although the King of France had form-al-ly given up the whole country to the King of England, by the treaty of 1763, the Indi-ans would not consent to it. To show you how one of those English traders, named Al-ex-an-der Henry, was treated, I will tell you his story, which is, also, the story of the mas-sacre of Fort Mack-i-naw. It seems, in those days, to do any bus-i-ness with the In-di-ans, the consent of the English Gov-ern-ment must be ob-tain-ed, the same as had been re-quir-ed from the French. When Mr. Henry had the per-mis-sion to trade, and had a house in which to store his sroods, he re-ceiv-ed word that a whole band of Chip-pe-was had come to make him a visit. He sent for an In-di-an in-terpret-er, as he had heard the Chip-pe-was would never allow an English trader to stay in their country. One day, about two o'clock in...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887573
  • 9781236887573