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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
re viewed the Indians chiefly through the eyes of those who were interested in exploiting them; or of exterminating them. Perhaps it is time to listen to their own words. Another educated Indian, Dr. Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa), a full-blood Sioux, writing on this subject in The soul of the Indian (1900), declares: The native American has been generally despised by his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity. They forget, perhaps, that his religion forbade the accumulation ofe is very little of it accessible in its original form. It probably tended to fall into aphoristic balance like the Wisdom of Solomon and the Almanac of Poor Richard. Would you choose a councillor, Watch him with his neighbour's children. Sioux. Do not stand wishing for the fish in the water, Go home and make a spear. Puget sound. Something of the high simplicity and clarity of aboriginal moralizing can be gathered in the writings of a man of such pure Indian stock as Charles Eas
overland route into Kansas. All day and all night we rode between distant prairie-fires, pillars of evening light and of morning cloud, while sometimes the low grass would burn to the very edge of the trail, so that we had to hold our breath as we galloped through. Parties of armed Missourians were sometimes seen over the prairie swells, so that we had to mount guard at nightfall; Free-State emigrants, fleeing from persecution, continually met us; and we sometimes saw parties of wandering Sioux, or passed their great irregular huts and houses of worship. I remember one desolate prairie summit on which an Indian boy sat motionless on horseback; his bare red legs clung closely to the white sides of his horse; a gorgeous sunset was unrolled behind him, and he might have seemed the last of his race, just departing for the hunting-grounds of the blest. More often the horizon showed no human outline, and the sun set cloudless, and elongated into pear-shaped outlines, as behind ocean-wa
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 17: the woman's cause 1868-1910 (search)
ate a trip in the cars, but my friendly host leaves his business for a day, and drives me over in an open sleigh. I do not undertake this jaunt without Bostonian fears of death of cold, but Minnesota cold is highly stimulating, and with the aid of a bottle of hot water, I make the journey without a shiver.... Numbers of Indian squaws from Mendota walk the streets in groups. I follow three of them into a warehouse. One of them has Asiatic features — the others are rather pretty. They are Sioux. I speak to them, but they do not reply. The owner of the warehouse asks what he can show me. I tell him that I desire to see what the squaws will buy. He says that they buy very little, except beads, and have only come into the store to warm themselves. They smile, and obviously understand English. We dine at the hotel, a very pleasant one. There is no printed bill of fare, but the waiter calls off beefsteak, porksteak, etc., and we make a comfortable meal. I desire to purchase some d
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
ich I roasted on the end of a stick; and then, weary, rolled myself in my blanket, and, without tent or other covering, slept soundly till morning. Our succeeding days' marches were much like these, only there was less rain. It was plain that it was useless attempting to journey, till the weather and roads became settled. Council Bluffs, Iowa, April, 1863. Our journey since we left Iowa City has been a mere pleasure-trip. We reached this place last night; to-morrow we start for Sioux City. I was never better or stronger in my life, and well content, only I should like to see more active service. He had now to endure two months of camp life in Dacotah Territory. His next letter is dated camp above Fort Randall, July, 1863. I don't know how I can tell you where we are, for really I don't know myself, except that we are about one hundred miles from Fort Randall and fifty from Fort Pierre, on the banks of the Big muddy, as the Missouri is fairly called. We a
nson Island, O., VII., 135. Silkworth, W. W., X., 288. Sill, J. W., II., 172, 330; X., 137. Silver Lake, Fla., II., 350. Silver Lake,, U. S. S., VI., 209. Simmons, Colonel X., 19. Simmonton, Capt. VIII, 115. Simms, J. P., X., 265. Simons, J., I., 181; VII., 147. Simpson, E., VI., 260. Simpson, J. G., VI., 230. Sims, J., VIII., 151. Simsport, La., VI., 318. Sinclair, A., VI, 301. Sinnott, H. T., IV., 166. Sioux war, 1861: destruction of life and property during, VIII, 79. Sisters' Ferry, Ga., III., 244. Six Hundred, charge of the. II., 81. Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, Va. , III, 330. Sixth Brigade Iv., 282. Slack, W. Y., X., 149. Slaughter, J. E., X., 321. Slaughter, J. H., III, 346. Slaughter's house, Cedar Mountain, Va. , II., 29. Slaughter Mountain, Va., II., 26. Slavery: not the South's reason for fighting, VIII., 116; IX., 294, 316
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Kentucky (search)
isfied with its success, and fearing to compromise it, it proceeded up the Neosho to join the rest of the Indian brigade, which was encamped upon the upper course of this river. As we have just remarked, the departure of the volunteers who had been raised on the frontier of the North-western States was calculated to rouse the warlike and vindictive spirit of all the Indian tribes, even including those who were out of reach of the Confederate emissaries. The most powerful was the tribe of Sioux, which still possesses a vast territory in the north-west of the United States, although the inroads of the whites have wrested from it the finest hunting-grounds of which it was in peaceful possession fifty years ago. One of the military posts established for the protection of the conquests of civilization is Fort Ridgely, situated on Minnesota River, a tributary of the right bank of the Mississippi. Above the fort the Minnesota receives the waters of Red Wood River, and farther on those o
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the Third winter. (search)
e, the South, and the West. We have now, to terminate. this long review, but a few words to say concerning the attacks directed against the Federal posts of the North-west by the Indian tribes, unconscious allies of the Confederates. The great Sioux nation, to use the usual term, comprising the numerous tribes driven by the whites to the west of Minnesota on the banks of the Missouri, had, in 1862, undertaken against the latter an offensive return. Availing themselves of the absence of the and by forced marches he had at last reached them July 24th on the centre of the high plateau called by the old Canadian hunters Missouri Hill. The savage warriors were numerous—more than two thousand, it is said; they belonged to the principal Sioux tribes. Not expecting the invasion of their territory whilst they were meditating that of Minnesota, they had established their camps near the frontier. Encumbered by the train they were dragging after them, they had not been able to cope in sp
20. St. Mary, central Jesuit station, III. 125 Salem, I. 339. Witchcraft in, III. 84. Salle, La, III. 162. Descends the Mississippi, 168. Leads a colony to Louisiana, 169. In Texas, 170. Murdered, 173. Saltonstall, Richard, denounces the slave trade, I. 174. Samoset, 316. Savannah, III. 420. Schenectady destroyed, III. 182. Senecas, II. 417. Separatists, 288. Shaftesbury, Lord, sketch of, II. 139 Minister, 436. Shawnees, III. 240. Silleri, II. 127. Sioux, III. 131. Slavery, history of, I. 159. In the middle ages, 161. Origin of negro slavery, 165. In Spain and Portugal, 166. Of Indians, 167. In the West Indies, 169. Opinion on, 171. In Massachusetts, 174. In Virginia, 176. In South Carolina, II. 171. In New Netherlands, 303. In New Jersey, 317. In Pennsylvania, 405. In Georgia, III, 426, 448. Slaves, negro, trade in, by England, I. 173. By Massachusetts men, 174. By English African company, III. 70. By the Dutch, 280.
Murder by Indians. --Letters received at Washington from Platte county, Nebraska, give an account of the murder of a white man and boy by the Onepapa and Black Feet Sioux of the Missouri. It appears that some four or five soldiers, who had been discharged from Camp Floyd, N. T., were traveling to the States, and on the evening of the 4th they were accosted by three Indians, who shook hands with them and appeared quite friendly. After riding in company for a short time, the Indians rode ahead and disappeared. When the white men approached the bluffs, near the Platte, they saw the Indians partly concealed, in the attitude of firing upon them. They attempted to escape, but unfortunately were so near them that one of the white men was pierced with two arrows, and the horse of the other was wounded. The Indians subsequently retreated a short distance, at the approach of other white men; but afterwards returned and captured the horses and baggage of these two men. The wounded man
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