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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Choctaw Indians, (search)
Choctaw Indians, A tribe mostly Mobilians, and a peaceful agricultural people. Their domain comprised southern Mississippi and western Alabama. De Soto fought them in 1540. They became allies of the French in Louisiana, where they numbered about 2,500 warriors, and formed forty villages. In the Revolution they were mostly with the English, but were granted peaceable possession of their lands by the United States government. On Jan. 3, 1786, a treaty was made with the leaders of the nation, of the same purport and upon the same terms as that made with the Cherokees the previous year. As early as 1800, numbers of them went beyond the Mississippi, and in 1803 it was estimated that 500 families had emigrated. They served with the United States troops in the second war with England and in that with the Creeks, and in 1820 they ceded a part of their lands for a domain in what is now the Indian Territory. In 1830 they ceded the rest of their lands and joined their brethren w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Econochaca, battle at. (search)
Econochaca, battle at. Marching from Fort Deposit, in Butler county, Ala. (December, 1813), General Claiborne, pushing through the wilderness nearly 30 miles with horse and foot and friendly Choctaw Indians, arrived near Econochaca, or Holy Ground, a village built by Weathersford upon a bluff on the left bank of the Alabama, just below Powell's Ferry, Lowndes co., in an obscure place, as a city of refuge for the wounded and dispersed in battle, fugitives from their homes, and women and children. No path or trail led to it. It had been dedicated to this humane purpose by Tecumseh and the Prophet a few months before, and the Cherokees had been assured by them that, like Auttose, no white man could tread upon the ground and live. There the Indian priests performed their incantations, and in the square in the centre of the town the most dreadful cruelties had already been perpetrated. White prisoners and Creeks friendly to them had been there tortured and roasted. On the mornin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eggleston, George Cary, 1839- (search)
Eggleston, George Cary, 1839- Author; born in Vevay, Ind., Nov. 26, 1839; brother of Edward Eggleston; began the practice of law in Virginia; served in the Confederate army during the Civil War, and then removed to the West. His publications include Red Eagle and the War with the Creek Indians; Strange stories from history; an edition of Haydn's dictionary of dates; and compilations of American War ballads and Southern soldier stories.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Elective franchise. (search)
oned, tax delinquents excluded. Idaho Citizen; must have resided in State six months, county thirty days; Chinese, Indians, Mormons, felons, insane, convicted of treason or election bribery excluded. Illinois Citizen; must have resided iore election and lived in State two and a half years; must have resided in State six months, town or county twenty days; Indians, duellists, and accessories excluded. Minnesota Citizen or alien who has declared intention and civilized Indians;Indians; must have resided in United States one year prior to election, State four months, town or precinct ten days; persons convicted of treason or felony unless pardoned, under guardianship or insane excluded. Mississippi Citizen who can read or une laws convicted a second time excluded. Montana Citizen; must have resided in State one year, county thirty days; Indians, felons, and soldiers excluded. Nebraska Citizen or alien who has declared intention thirty days prior to election
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eliot, John, 1754-1690 (search)
f it, and translated the Bible into the Indian tongue. It is claimed that Eliot was the first Protestant minister who preached to the Indians in their native tongue. An Indian town called Natick was erected on the Charles River for the praying Indians in 1657, and the first Indian church was established there in 1660. During King John Eliot. Philip's War Eliot's efforts in behalf of the praying Indians saved them from destruction by the white people. He travelled extensively, visited may, Mass., May 20, 1690. The brief narrative. This was the last of Eliot's publications relating to the progress of Christianity among the American Indians. Its full title was: A brief narrative of the progress of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New England, in the year 1670, given in by the Reverend Mr. John Elliot, minister of the Gospel there, in a letter by him directed to the right Worshipfull the commissioners under his Majesties Great-seal for Propagation of the Gospel amongst
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emucfau, battle of. (search)
Emucfau, battle of. On a bend in the Tallapoosa River, in Alabama, was a Creek village named Emucfau. Jackson, with a considerable force, approaching the place (Jan. 21, 1814), saw a wellbeaten trail and some prowling Indians, and prepared his camp that night for an attack. At six o'clock the next morning a party of Creek warriors fell upon him with great fury. At dawn a vigorous cavalry charge was made upon the foe by General Coffee, and they were dispersed. Coffee pursued the barbarians for 2 miles with much slaughter. Then a party was despatched to destroy the Indian encampment at Emucfau, but it was found to be too strongly fortified to be taken without artillery. When Coffee fell back to guard approaching cannon, the Indians, thinking it was a retreat, again fell upon Jackson, but, after a severe struggle, were repulsed. Jackson made no further attempt to destroy the encampment at Emucfau. He was astonished at the prowess of the Creek warriors. In their retrograd
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Erie, Lake, battle on. (search)
Rock, under Captain Elliott, and early in August, 1813, he went out on the lake before he was fairly prepared for vigorous combat. On Aug. 17, when off Sandusky Bay, he fired a signalgun for General Harrison, according to agreement. Harrison was encamped at Seneca, and late in the evening of the 19th he and his suite arrived in boats and went on board the flag-ship Lawrence, where arrangements were made for the fall campaign in that quarter. Harrison had about 8,000 militia, regulars and Indians, at Camp Seneca, a little more than 20 miles from the lake. While he was waiting for Harrison to get his army ready to be transported to Fort Malden, Perry cruised about the lake. On a bright morning, Sept. 10, the sentinel watching in the main-top of the Lawrence cried, Sail, ho! It announced the appearance of the British fleet, clearly seen in the northwestern horizon. Very soon Perry's nine vessels were ready for the enemy. At the mast-head of the Lawrence was displayed a blue ban
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Esopus War, the. (search)
tch settiers at Esopus (now Kingston, N. Y.) in 1655. The settlers had fled to Manhattan for security, but had been persuaded by Stuyvesant to return to their farms, where they built a compact village for mutual protection. Unfortunately, some Indians, who had been helping the Dutch in their harvests in the summer of 1658, became noisy in a drunken rout, and were fired upon by the villagers. This outrage caused fearful retaliation. The Indians desolated the farms, and murdered the people in isolated houses. The Dutch put forth their strength to oppose the barbarians, and the Esopus War continued until 1664 intermittingly. Some Indians, taken prisoners, were sent to Curacoa and sold as slaves. The anger of the Esopus Indians was aroused, and, in 1663, the village of Wiltwyck, as the Esopus village was called, was almost totally destroyed. Stuyvesant was there at the time, holding a conference with the Indians in the open fields, when the destructive blow fell. The houses were