The Frontiersmen: A Narrative - Chapter VII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VII Summary

In 1785, the aging chief of the Shawnees, Moluntha, names Blue Jacket as his successor. Meanwhile, the United States enters into yet another treaty with the Indians, this time ignoring the existence of the Shawnee and making an agreement that they won't encroach upon newly defined Indian territory. It's an agreement the Indians don't believe though they sign it, knowing it will buy them a brief period of peace. Blue Jacket and his people agree to a treaty that declares all land west of the Ohio River set aside for the Indians with the exception of two forts. They're told the purpose of the two forts is to turn back any settlers who might attempt to cross the river. The Shawnees, greatly outnumbered, sign but pledge to return in force to kill the whites living in the fort on what Blue Jacket's...

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