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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown 8 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Miami Indians, (search)
Miami Indians, An Algonquian family that, when discovered by the French in 1658, were seated near Green Bay, Wis.; and their chief, having a body-guard, was treated with more reverence than was usual among the Northern Indians. The English and the Five Nations called them Twightwees. In 1683 they and their kindred (the Illinois) were attacked by the Iroquois Indians (q. v.), whom they drove back, though engaged at the same time in war with the fiery Sioux. Acting alternately as friends and foes of the French, they were ruthless, and were not trusted by Europeans. Some of them were with De Nonville in his expedition against the Five Nations in 1687; and they joined the Iroquois against the Hurons and opened intercourse with the English. In their wars with the French and the Sioux the Miamis lost heavily; and, finally, in 1721, they were mostly seated upon the St. Joseph and the Maumee, near Fort Wayne, Ind. Miami and Maumee are the same, the latter simply showing the French p
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
nes by Colonel Clarke and his garrison of one man surrenders, with the honors of war, to British force under Gov. Henry Hamilton......Dec. 15, 1778 Governor Hamilton surrenders Vincennes to the Americans under Colonel Clarke......Feb. 24, 1779 Court of civil and criminal jurisdiction organized at Vincennes......June, 1779 An expedition against Detroit organized by La Balme, a Frenchman of Kaskaskia, who plunders British traders at site of Fort Wayne, is dispersed by an attack of Miami Indians......September, 1780 One hundred and fifty thousand acres of land in Indiana opposite the falls of the Ohio presented to Colonel Clarke and his regiment by Virginia legislature......Oct. 3, 1779, and Oct. 5, 1780 Spaniards under Capt. Eugenio Puerre march across Indiana from St. Louis, and capture Fort St. Joseph......1781 Indiana included in the Virginia act of cession, Dec. 20, 1783; deed conveying to the United States the territory northwest of the Ohio executed......March 1,