The Frontiersmen: A Narrative - Chapter VI Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VI Summary

By January 1781, it's obvious that the Kentucky settlements are permanent, though there are occasional marauding bands of Indians who steal food, weapons, and horses. The winter is difficult for the Indians, who lost most of their crops to Clark's invasion. Their hatred for the whites grows. With the coming of spring, the Indians increase their attacks, often camping along the river to ambush unsuspecting travelers. Simon and a group of men return to the site of one of those ambushes to find a grisly scene, including a man who has been impaled through his rectum on a stake driven in the group. Women, children, and infants are all dead and Simon's party takes time to bury them.

The Moravian Indians, those who have been converted to Christianity following the lead of the missionaries, are forced by the British to abandon their...

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