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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Champlain, Samuel de 1567-1635 (search)
attacked in the fields. They retired to their town, which was fortified with four rows of palisades. On the inside of these were galleries furnished with stones and other missiles, and a supply of water to extinguish a fire if kindled beneath these wooden walls. The Hurons were rather insubordinate, and the attack was ineffectual. Champlain had constructed a wooden tower, which was dragged near the palisades, and from the top of which his marksmen swept the galleries filled with naked Iroquois. But he could not control the great body of the Hurons, and, in their furious and tumultuous assault upon the palisades, they were thrown back in confusion, and could not be induced to repeat the onset, but resolved to retreat. Champlain, wounded in the leg, was compelled to acquiesce, and he made his way back to Quebec (1616), after a year's absence. The same year he went to France and organized a. fur-trading company. On his return to Canada he took with him some Recollet priests to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indians, (search)
ore of Lake Superior. II. Wyandotte or Huron-Iroquois tribes: Eries (Huron or Wyandotte-Iroquois)SIroquois)Southern shore of Lake Erie. Andastes (Huronor Wyandotte-Iroquois)Head-waters of the Ohio. Wyandottes (Huron or Wyandotte-Iroquois)Territory north of Lakes Erie and Ontario. Senecas (Iroquois properIroquois proper)Western New York. Cayugas (Iroquois proper)Central New York. Onondagas (Iroquois proper)Central NIroquois proper)Central New York. Oneidas (Iroquois proper)Eastern New York. Mohawks (Iroquois proper)Eastern New York. TuIroquois proper)Eastern New York. Tuscaroras (Iroquois proper)S. W. Virginia and North Carolina. Joined the Iroquois of New York, 1713.Iroquois proper)S. W. Virginia and North Carolina. Joined the Iroquois of New York, 1713. Names and location of the principal tribes of the eight Great families at the time of the first Name.Location. Chowans (Huron) or Wyandotte-Iroquois)Southern Virginia. Metherrins (Huron or Wyandotte-Iroquois)Southern Virginia. Nottaways (Huron or Wyandotte-IroquoisSouthern Virginia. III. CaIroquoisSouthern Virginia. III. CatawbasW. North and South Carolina. IV CherokeesMountainous regions of Tennessee, Georgia, North and[3 m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
the country, and were no way connected with the English, or the deeds of which the Indians complained, and he actually made a treaty of peace with the Tuscaroras and Corees. Troops and friendly Indians from South Carolina came to the relief of the white people, and hostilities ceased; but the Indians, badly treated, made war again, and again help came from South Carolina. The war was ended when 800 Tuscaroras were captured (March, 1713), and the remainder joined their kindred, the Iroquois, in New York. In 1729 Carolina became a royal province, and was divided permanently into two parts, called, respectively, North and South Carolina. Settlements in the north State gradually increased, and when the disputes between Great Britain and the English-American colonies began the people were much agitated. In 1769 the Assembly of North Carolina denied the right of Parliament to tax the colonists without their consent. In the interior of the colony an insurrectionary movement began,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oswegatchie Indian mission. (search)
Oswegatchie Indian mission. To insure the friendship of the Six Nations, Galissoniere, governor of Canada, in 1754 established an Indian mission on the southern bank of the St. Lawrence. For this work the Abbe Francis Piquet was chosen, and he selected the mouth of the Oswegatchie for the station, on the site of Ogdensburg, where he hoped to draw in so many Iroquois converts as would bind all their kindred to the French alliance. By order of General Brown a redoubt was begun in 1812 at the site of old Fort Presentation, which was not finished when Ogdensburg was attacked the second time by the British in 1813. See Ogdensburg.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
Virginia, visits New York, and is made freeman of the metropolis. First British peer thus honored......June 29, 1684 Iroquois submit to the King of England......July 30, 1684 Colonial post-office established by New York......March 2, 1685 Nepney, a dancing-master, being forced to leave Boston, comes to New York, but is forbidden to teach......June 3, 1687 Iroquois appeal to the governor for protection against the French. He supplies them with arms and ammunition......August, 1687 ant-Governor Nicholson leaves New York for England......June 24, 1689 Leisler summons a convention......June, 1689 Iroquois ravage the country about Montreal......Aug. 5, 1689 Leisler commissioned commander-in-chief by the Assembly, pendins an expedition against the Mohawks......Jan. 15, 1693 Peter Schuyler, of Albany, pursues the French with English and Iroquois; they escape across the upper Hudson......February, 1693 Fort Frontenac rebuilt by the French......1694 Frontenac pre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William's War, King (search)
a. A land and naval expedition was arranged, the former commanded by a son of Governor Winthrop, of Connecticut, to go from New York by way of Lake Champlain to attack Montreal; and the latter, fitted out by Massachusetts alone, and commanded by Sir William Phipps, to attack Quebec. Phipps's armament consisted of thirty-four vessels and 2,000 men. The expenses of the land expedition were borne jointly by Connecticut and New York. Both were unsuccessful. Some of Winthrop's troops, with Iroquois warriors under Colonel Schuyler, pushed towards the St. Lawrence and were repulsed (August, 1690) by Frontenac. The remainder did not go farther than the head of Lake Champlain. Phipps reached Quebec at about the middle of October, landed some of his troops near, but, finding the city too strongly fortified to warrant a siege, he returned to Boston before the winter set in. Having no chart to guide him, Phipps had been nine weeks cautiously making his way around Acadia and up the St. La
rren little island, and being then engaged in working it for certain phosphates of lime, which they called mineral guano. We captured a rifled 9-pounder gun, with a supply of fixed ammunition, on board the Vigilant, and some small arms. We fired the ship at three P. M., and made sail on our course. The most welcome part of this capture was a large batch of New York newspapers, as late as the 21st of November. The Yankees of that ilk had heard of the blockade of the Pirate Sumter, by the Iroquois, but they had n't heard of Captain Palmer's rueful breakfast on the morning of the 24th of November. These papers brought us a graphic description of the gallant ram exploit, of Commodore Hollins, of the Confederate Navy, at the mouth of the Mississippi, on the 12th of October. This exploit is remarkable as being the first practical application of the iron-clad ram to the purposes of war. Some ingenious steamboat-men, in New Orleans, with the consent of the Navy Department, had convert
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 2: little Julia Ward 1819-1835; aet. 1-16 (search)
opera, nor did Julia ever attend a theatre until she was a grown woman. In Low Church circles at that time, the drama was considered distinctly of the devil. The burning of the first Bowery Theatre and of the great theatre at Richmond, Virginia, were spoken of as judgments. Many an Evangelical pastor improved the occasions from the pulpit. The child inherited a strong dramatic sense from the Marion Cutlers. She had barely learned to read when she found in an Annual a tale called The Iroquois bride, which she dramatized and presented to the nursery audience, with herself for the bride, her brother Marion for the lover, and a stool for the rock they ascended to stab each other. The performance was not approved by Authority, and the book was promptly taken away. Her first written drama was composed at the age of nine, but even the name of it is lost. Mr. Ward did not encourage intimacies with other children. He felt strongly that brothers and sisters were the true, and sho
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 12 (search)
away. Continuing our route along the west side of the lake, contemplating the country, I saw on the east side very high mountains capped with snow. I asked the Indians if those parts were inhabited. They answered me yes, and that they were Iroquois, and that there were in those parts beautiful valleys, and fields fertile in corn as good as I had ever eaten in the country, with an infinitude of other fruits; and that the lake extended close to the mountains, which were, according to my jud. It gained such credit among them, that they no longer doubted but they should meet with success. At nightfall we embarked in our canoes to continue our journey, and, as we advanced very softly and noiselessly, we encountered a war-party of Iroquois, on the 29th of the month, about ten o'clock at night, at the point of a cape which juts into the lake on the west side. They and we began to shout, each seizing his arms. We withdrew towards the water; and the Iroquois repaired on shore, and
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, I. List of officers from Massachusetts in United States Navy, 1861 to 1865. (search)
Bates, John A., In service prior to 1861.Mass.Mass.Mass.-Purser.Ohio.Recg. Ship. Bates, John A., Jr.,Mass.Mass.Mass.Mar. 19, 1862.Asst. Paymr.Port Royal; Iroquois; Jamestown.East Gulf; North Atlantic; East India.Mar. 4, 1867.Deceased.Paymaster. Aug. 3, 1865.Paymaster. Bates, William, Credit, Charlestown.N. Y.Mass.Mass 1861.Actg. Master's Mate.Fear Not.Gulf.June 27, 1862.Resigned.Actg. Master's Mate. Hallsall, Wm. F., Sick.England.Mass.Mass.Nov. 1, 1862.Actg. Master's Mate.Iroquois.North Atlantic.June 6, 1862.Appointment revoked .Actg. Master's Mate. Hamblen, Andrew T., Considered insane.Mass.Mass.Mass.Oct. 16, 1862.Actg. Ensign.Mystic.. 26, 1865.Hon. discharged.Actg. Master. Santiago De Cuba.North Atlantic. Hanrahan, Thomas, Credit, Boston.Mass.Mass.Mass.May 5, 1862.Actg. Master.Colorado; Iroquois.W. Gulf; Special Service.Feb. 9, 1866.Hon. discharged.Actg. Master. Hansen, Peter,Denmark.Mass.Mass.Sept. 2, 1864.Actg. Ensign.Honduras.East Gulf.Aug. 20, 1865.
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