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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wishoskan Indians, (search)
Wishoskan Indians, A family of Indians that occupied the shores of Humboldt Bay and the Eel, Elk, and Lower Mad rivers, in California, and comprised the Patawat, the Wiyot or Vicard, and the Wishosk tribes. In 1853 they numbered less than 1,500, and now the few remnants are practically lost by merging with other tribes.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Worcester, (search)
Worcester, A city and county seat of Worcester county, Mass.; on the Blackstone River; 44 miles west of Boston. It is noted for the variety and extent of its manufactures, especially of wire, envelopes, looms, boots and shoes, and machinery for cotton and woollen mills. The city, which contains a large number of villages, was settled in 1674 under the name of the Quinsigamond Plantations. The first settlement was soon broken up by hostile Indians; as was also the second one, in 1684. A permanent one was made in 1713; the town was incorporated June 14, 1722; and a city charter was granted Feb. 29, 1848. The first church was organized in 1719. Between 1790 and 1800 Isaiah Thomas, who had moved there from Boston, carried on the most extensive publishing business in the country. The Declaration of Independence was first publicly read in Massachusetts from the steps of the Old South Church there. The development of Worcester's manufacturing interests has been rapid since 18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
at Brandywine burned near Memphis; about 110 lives lost......April 9, 1832 Steamer Rob Roy explodes near Columbia; about twenty lives lost......June 9, 1836 Steamer Ben Sherrod, racing with steamer Prairie, takes fire 30 miles below Natchez; 175 lives lost......May 9, 1837 Steamer Dubuque explodes near Bloomington, Wis.; twenty-six lives lost......Aug. 15, 1837 Steamer Monmouth collides with Trenton, in tow of steamer Warren, near Prophet Island, and sinks; of 490 emigrant Creek Indians, 234 perish......Oct. 29, 1837 Steamer General Brown explodes at Helena; sixty killed and injured......Nov. 25, 1838 Steamer Edna collapses flues near mouth of Missouri; thirty-three lives lost......June 28, 1842 Steamer Eliza strikes on snag 2 miles below mouth of the Ohio and sinks; thirty to forty lives lost......Oct. 13, 1842 Steamer Clipper bursts her boiler at Bayou Sara, La.; twenty killed......Sept. 19, 1843 Steamer Shepherdess strikes a snag below St. Louis; twenty t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wyandot Indians (modern Wyandotte Indians) (search)
Wyandot Indians (modern Wyandotte Indians) A tribe of the Iroquois family; originally named Tionontates or Dinondadies, and settled on the shores of Lake Huron, where they cultivated tobacco to such an extent that the French called them Tobacco Indians. After being nearly destroyed by the Iroquois they moved to Lake Superior, and subsequently, by reason of disasters in war, to Michilimackinac, Detroit, and Sandusky. In 1832 they sold their lands in Ohio to the United States government and removed to Kansas, settling at the junction of the Kansas and Missouri rivers. To a small band which remained near Detroit the British government assigned the Huron reservation on the Detroit River. In 1899 there were 325 Wyandottes at the Quapaw agency in the Indian Territory. See Iroquois Confederacy, th