Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers eBook

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Trip to Prairie du Chien on the Mississippi—­Large assemblage of tribes—­Their appearance and character—­Sioux, Winnebagoes, Chippewas, &c.—­Striking and extraordinary appearance of the Sacs and Foxes, and of the Iowas—­Keokuk—­Mongazid’s speech—­Treaty of limits—­Whisky question—­A literary impostor—­Journey through the valleys of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers—­Incidents—­Menomonies—­A big nose—­Wisconsin Portage.


Descent of Fox River—­Blackbirds—­Menomonies—­Rice fields—­Starving Indians—­Thunder storm—­Dream—­An Indian struck dead with lightning—­Green Bay—­Death of Colonel Haines—­Incidents of the journey from Green Bay to Michilimackinack—­Reminiscences of my early life and travels—­Choiswa—­Further reminiscences of my early life—­Ruins of the first mission of Father Marquette—­Reach Michilimackinack.


Journey from Mackinack to the Sault Ste. Marie—­Outard Point—­Head winds—­Lake Huron in a rage—­Desperate embarkation—­St. Vital—­Double the Detour—­Return to St. Mary’s—­Letters—­“Indian girl”—­New volume of travels—­Guess’ Cherokee alphabet—­New views of the Indian languages and their principles of construction—­Georgia question—­Post-office difficulties—­Glimpses from the civilized world.


General aspects of the Indian cause—­Public criticism on the state of Indian researches, and literary storm raised by the new views—­Political rumor—­Death of R. Pettibone, Esq.—­Delegate election—­Copper mines of Lake Superior—­Instructions for a treaty in the North—­Death of Mr. Pettit—­Denial of post-office facilities—­Arrival of commissioners to hold the Fond du Lac treaty—­Trip to Fond du Lac through Lake Superior—­Treaty—­Return—­Deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.


Epidemical condition of the atmosphere at Detroit—­Death of Henry J.
Hunt and A.G.  Whitney, Esqrs.—­Diary of the visits of Indians at St.
Mary’s Agency—­Indian affairs on the frontier under the supervision of
Col.  McKenney—­Criticisms on the state of Indian questions—­Topic of
Indian eloquence—­State of American researches in natural science—­Dr.
Saml.  L. Mitchell.


Mineralogy—­Territorial affairs—­Vindication of the American policy by its treatment of the Indians—­New York spirit of improvement—­Taste for cabinets of natural history—­Fatalism in an Indian—­Death of a first born son—­Flight from the house—­Territorial matters—­A literary topic—­Preparations for another treaty—­Consolations—­Boundary in the North-west under the treaty of Ghent—­Natural history—­Trip to Green Bay—­Treaty of Butte des Morts—­Winnebago outbreak—­Intrepid conduct of General Cass—­Indian stabbing—­Investment of the petticoat—­Mohegan language.

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