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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 26: Cherokee feuds. (search)
, I venture to put in, those Cherokees under Billy Ross are civilised people, not wild animals like s and coats, and called by Christian names? Billy Ross does not exactly smack of tomahawk and scalpnce whether you call a savage Flying Hawk or Billy Ross? Will a name wash off war paint, or turn thws from Texas. They are expecting an attack by Ross. The women and children are aboard the train,alped poor Germain, and stole his daughters, Billy Ross will scalp the boys of Vinita, and bear theio. A cunning chief, who had assumed the name of Ross, became the leader of such Cherokees as wished le the tribes were moving to their new grounds, Ross and his friends were all for fighting, Boudinothed Fort Gibson, further differences broke out. Ross wished his men to live as Cherokees had always ot by opinions only, but by cries for blood. Ross formed his chief adherents into a secret brotheven of the Light Horse, led by Bear Paw. one of Ross' warriors, broke into Adair's house, and findin[6 more...]
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 31: Red and Black. (search)
e eyes. Squaw Reams is said to put on war-paint now and then. Some months ago Bob got into trouble at a whisky bar, and was lodged in jail, on which his Princess went out, morally, on the war path. Bob in jail? Then he's a failure! cried his squaw, and no little force had to be used by her kith and kin to prevent her from quitting his ranch, renouncing her allegiance, and returning to her savage life. Only one man in four among the Cherokees is now of pure blood, says Boudinot. Billy Ross, though representing Indian legends and traditions, is a mongrel. Frank Overton, the Chickasaw chief, is a mongrel, and a handsome fellow. In these halfwild tribes the chiefs are nearly all of mongrel blood. The Indians hate these chiefs, but fear them more than they detest. Not so with the Chino and the Zambo. These poor creatures are both hated and despised. No living creature can be held in greater scorn than a Black man is held by a Red. Not many weeks ago, says the son of S
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Georgia. (search)
Leagues are a necessity of our life, and will be while a Federal army occupies our towns. Unless we are prepared to see this city and this country perish, we must unite our strength and close our ranks. The false White League is a creation of the President's private cabinet. You think that much of this trouble is excited by the Government in order to favour General Grant's campaign for a third term? For nothing else. These hubbubs in Vicksburg and New Orleans suit his game. If Billy Ross were President, and Bear's Paw his Secretary of War, you would hear of no Pin Leagues, Light Horse and Mourning Bands; but you would have daily articles and monthly messages on Negro misdeeds in Caddo and White encroachments on Red River. When we have a Democratic President in office, you will hear more of the Black League than of the White. The Black League is an actual fact? There is a Black League in every Negro village and every Negro barrack. You can hardly doubt that ther