The Frontiersmen: A Narrative - Chapter V Summary & Analysis

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Chapter V Summary

On January 8, 1779, Moravian missionaries, led by the Reverend David Zeisberger, prepare to leave their post at the forks of the Muskingum under threat of death by Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant. In February, Clark's men wade through bitter conditions to reach a British stronghold of Vincennes, and takes it without a fight. The Rabbit clan of the Delaware Indians, now with only some two hundred members, pack up and move "one hundred days" to the west. The Shawnees continue to be divided, some advocating peace and adoption of the white man's ways as the only way to survive. The nation splits, with those wanting peace traveling to land in Missouri County granted by the Spaniards, and those wanting to fight the whites remaining behind.

On June 3, 1779, Simon Kenton is preparing to leave Detroit though a woman there, Rachel Edgar, begs him to...

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