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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 4 0 Browse Search
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ty to the Mississippi, from having seen the fog over it, distant probably five or six miles. General Dodge instructed his spies to reconnoitre the enemy, and occupy his attention; the spies advanced as ordered, and succeeded in killing eight Indians, while they retired through the woods. In the mean time, General Dodge's battalion was drawn up in line, and a report was made to the commanding general. The regulars and mounted volunteers were ordered forward. The regulars, being immediatel the Prophet and other chiefs, escaped from the combat, and took refuge on some islands above Prairie du Chien, whence they were routed by a detachment of regulars under Lieutenant Jefferson Davis. In despair they gave themselves up to two Winnebago Indians, Decorie the one-eyed and Chaetar, who claimed to have captured them, and delivered them to Colonel Taylor and the Indian agent, General Street, at Prairie du Chien, with a false and fulsome speech. The other captives were released; but Bl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wisconsin, (search)
ed States troops occupy Prairie du Chien and commence Fort Crawford on the site of Fort McKay, formerly Fort Shelby......June, 1816 Fort Howard, on Green Bay, built and garrisoned by American troops under Col. John Miller......1816 First grist-mill in western Wisconsin built at Prairie du Chien by John Shaw......1818 Solomon Juneau arrives at Milwaukee......Sept. 14, 1818 Wisconsin attached to Michigan Territery upon admission of Illinois into the Union......Dec. 3, 1818 Winnebago Indians massacre three whites at Prairie du Chien......June 28, 1827 Treaty concluded with the Menomonee and other Indian tribes at Butte des Morts......Aug. 11, 1827 Fort Winnebago built at the portage between the Fox and Wisconsin rivers......1828 Battle of Wisconsin Heights; Black Hawk attacked by Illinois troops under Gen. James D. Henry, and Wisconsin rangers under Maj. Henry Dodge......July 21, 1832 Black Hawk's band destroyed by United States troops and crew of government st
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Winnebago Indians, (search)
Winnebago Indians, A tribe of the Dakota family, whose name denotes men from the salt water. They seem to have been foremost in the eastward migration of the Dakotas, and were forced back to Green Bay, where they were numerous and powerful, and the terror of the neighboring Algonquians. Early in the seventeenth century there was a general confederation of the tribes in the Northwest against the Winnebagoes. They were driven to a place where they lost 500 of their number, and afterwards the Illinois reduced them to a very small tribe; but they remained very turbulent. Until the conquest of Canada they were with the French, and after that with the English, until beaten by Wayne, when they became a party to the treaty at Greenville, in 1795. With Tecumseh they gave help to the British in the War of 1812. Afterwards, for many years, until the conclusion of the Black Hawk War, in 1832, there were continual collisions and irritations between the Winnebagoes and white people on th