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Page 377 - ... the payment of the interest and the redemption of the principal of the debt; but in this too much has been conceded.
Page 115 - Quash-qua-me and party remained a long time absent. They at length returned, and encamped a short distance below the village — but did not come up that day — nor did any person approach their camp ! They appeared to be dressed in fine coats, and had medals ! From these circumstances, we were in hopes that they had brought good news. Early the next morning, the Council Lodge was crowded — Quash-qua-me and party came up, and gave us the following account of their mission :
Page 153 - During our stay in the thicket a party of whites came close by us, but passed on without discovering us. Early in the morning a party of whites, being in advance of the army, came upon our people, who were attempting to cross the Mississippi. They tried to give themselves up; the whites paid no attention to their entreaties, but commenced slaughtering them. In a little while the whole army arrived. Our braves, but few in number, finding that the enemy paid no regard to age or sex, and seeing that...
Page 116 - American chief told them he wanted land — and they had agreed to give him some on the west side of the Mississippi, and some on the Illinois side opposite the Jeffreon. When the business was all arranged, they expected to have their friend released to come home with them. But about the time they were ready to start, their friend was...
Page 155 - He is now a prisoner to the white men : they will do with him as they wish. But he can stand torture, and is not afraid of death. He is no coward. Black Hawk is an Indian.
Page 149 - ... there was but little game of any sort to be found — and 'fish were equally scarce. The great distance to any settlement, and the impossibility of bringing supplies therefrom, if any could have been obtained, deterred our young men from making further attempts. We were forced to dig roots and bark trees, to obtain something to satisfy hunger and keep us alive ! Several of our old people became so much reduced, as actually to die with hunger...
Page 120 - Few of us slept that night ; all was gloom and discontent. " In the morning a canoe was seen ascending the river. It soon arrived, bearing an express, who brought intelligence that La Gutrie,1 a British trader, had landed at Rock Island with two boats loaded with goods, and requested us to come up immediately, because he had good news for us, and a variety of presents. The express presented us with tobacco, pipes, and wampum.
Page 113 - The United States receive the united Sac and Fox tribes into their friendship and protection, and the said tribes agree to consider themselves under the protection of the United States, and of no other power whatsoever.
Page 148 - About this time, their chief, with a party of men, rushed up to rescue the men we had fired upon. In a little while they commenced retreating, and left their chief and a few braves, who seemed willing and anxious to fight! They acted like braves, but were forced to give way when I rushed upon them with my braves. In a short time the chief returned with a larger party. He seemed determined to fight, and anxious for a battle! When he came near enough, I raised the yell, and firing commenced from both...