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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lipan Indians, (search)
Lipan Indians, A branch of the Athabascas. For a long time they roamed from the banks of the Rio Grande and the Chihuahua to the land of the Comanches. They made war on the Spanish frontiers and desolated mission stations. Having learned many Spanish words and advanced somewhat in civilization, they became allies of Mexican partisans in the revolutions in that country; and when Texas became an independent state the Lipans roamed over it from Austin to Corpus Christi, but plundered only the Mexicans, generally. At the close of the war between Mexico and the United States (1848) they began war in Texas, and for a while they desolated the frontier settlements. The remnant has since retired to Mexico.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Livingston, Edward 1764- (search)
this remedy, and found it ineffectual. The crimes to which you have applied it are decreasing in number and atrocity under its influence! If so, it would be imprudent to make any change, even under the most favorable prospects that the new system would be equally efficient. Let us try it by this test. For the first three years after the transfer of the province there was not a single execution or conviction of either of these crimes. In the course, however, of the first six years four Indians, residing within the limits of the State, made an attack on some of the settlers, and were given up by the tribe, or arrested and condemned; and two were executed as for murder, and one negro was condemned and executed for insurrection. In the next six years there were ten convictions; in the succeeding four, to the month of January, 1822, fourteen; so we find the number of convictions for the enumerated crimes have nearly doubled in every period of six years, in the face of this efficient
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Logan, Benjamin 1752-1802 (search)
Logan, Benjamin 1752-1802 Pioneer; born in Augusta county, Va., about 1752; removed to the banks of the Holston when twenty-one years old, and bought a farm and married. He became a sergeant in Bouquet's expedition, and in 1774 was in Dunmore's expedition. Removing to Kentucky in 1775, in 1776 he took his family to Logan's Fort, near Harrodsburg. There he was attacked by a large force of Indians, but they were repulsed. He was second in command of an expedition against the Indians at Chillicothe, under Colonel Bowman, in July, 1779. In 1788 he conducted an expedition against the Northwestern tribes, burning their villages and destroying their crops. In 1792 he was a member of the convention that framed the first constitution for Kentucky. He died in Shelby county, Ky., Dec. 11, 1802.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Longwoods, battle of (search)
Longwoods, battle of Captain Holmes, of the 24th United States Infantry, proceeded, Feb. 27, 1814, with a party of about 160 rangers and mounted men against some of the British posts in Upper Canada. At Longwoods, on the Thames, he had a very sharp battle, on March 4, with the British, who, after an hour of hard fighting, ordered a retreat. Their loss was sixty-five killed and wounded, besides Indians. The loss of the Americans was seven men.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McArthur, Duncan 1772- (search)
erty of any one who should give notice to any British post of his coming. Two men did so, and their houses were laid in ashes. On the following day he pushed on to Burford, where the militia were casting up intrenchments. They fled at his approach, and the whole region was excited with alarm. The story went before him that he had 2,000 men in his train. He aimed at Burlington Heights, but at the Mohawk settlement, on the Grand River, near Brantford, he was confronted by a large body of Indians, militia, and dragoons. Another British force, with artillery, was not far distant, so McArthur turned southward, down the Long Point road, and drove some militia at a post on the Grand River. There he killed and wounded seven men and took 131 prisoners. His own loss was one killed and six wounded. He pushed on, destroying flouring-mills at work for the British army in Canada, and, finding a net of peril gathering around him, he turned his face westward and hastened to Detroit, pursued, f