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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 24: White vendetta. (search)
red for that crime? It is but turn about. So reason all the tribe of Sheriff Frank. A murder was committed in the previous year. Who doubts that some of the Bulliner family had marked this day for Sisney's death? On searching out the facts, I find a story of vendetta in the Prairie lands, which for vindictive passion equals the most brutal quarrels in Ajaccio and the Monte d'oro; almost rivals in atrocity the blood feuds of the two Cherokee factions in Vinta between Stand Watie and Jack Ross. Colonel Sisney and George Bulliner were neighbours, living on adjoining farms, near Carterville. Sisney had a farm of three hundred and sixty acres, Bulliner a farm, a saw mill, and a woollen mill. Sisney, a native of the country, had served in the war, and gained the rank of captain. How he obtained the grade of colonel, no one seems to know; he may have been commissioned in the way of Colonel Brown. Bulliner was a new comer, who had left Tennessee, his native state, during the ci
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 26: Cherokee feuds. (search)
anch of another Ridge, a cousin of Boudinot, dragged him out of bed, and in the presence of his wife, plunged no less than twenty-nine daggers into his chest. Jack Ross has been succeeded by his son Billy, a cunning fellow, who contrives to keep his hold on the conservatives of his party-thieves, polygamists, and communists, whongton, but Colonel Adair is living with his nation near Vinita. On Christmas Day, Lewis, a son-in-law of Colonel Adair, invited some of his friends to a carouse. Ross tried to spoil their sport. Consena, a deputy-sheriff, and three other Indians of their party, rode to the place, pretending they were sent for to assist in keepiwould raze Vinita to the ground, converting their poor copy of a White hamlet into a real Indian camp. They have not done so yet. The feud is likely to go on, until the causes which produce it shall have ceased to act. Ross will not readily give up his power; nor will his chiefs give up their common property in the tribal lands.
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 28: savage slavery. (search)
ncing at the slaves, and threatening the savages with a war of liberation. Long before war broke out, such chiefs as Jack Ross, White Catcher, and Lucy Mouse were exercised in mind about the great institution of African slavery. From Richmond anndian lands Free Soil, and in the end to plant free cities on the site of Indian camps. Catcher and Mouse talked big, and Ross, an older and shrewder chief, advised his braves to secretly whet their knives. War came. The solution of a great and to fall back for safety on the White settlements of Kansas. Article ninety-seven of the treaty of alliance signed by Jack Ross on behalf of the Cherokee nation, and by Albert Pike on behalf of the Confederate States, contains this clause: Itavery existing among Red men from time immemorial! Why, slavery was absolutely unknown to any Indian tribe in the days of Ross's grandfather. No such falsehoods were inserted by Confederate agents in the Acts which from their nature must be read