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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
e Great Spirit on the rocks; it develops into the ghost dances among the Sioux tribes the latter part of......October, 1890 Second session convenes......Dec. 1, 1890 President's message read......Dec. 1, 1890 David Kalakaua, King of the Sandwich Islands, lands at San Francisco, Cal.......Dec. 4, 1890 Tatonka Otanka, Sitting Bull, born in Dakota, 1837, who posed as leading apostle in the ghost dances, is arrested, and is killed during an attempt of Indians to rescue him, near Grand River, about 40 miles from Standing Rock agency, N. D.......Dec. 15, 1890 Maj.-Gen. Alfred H. Terry, born 1827, dies at New Haven, Conn.......Dec. 16, 1890 Secretary Blaine proposes to the British minister at Washington arbitration in the Bering Sea difficulty......Dec. 17, 1890 By proclamation the President appoints May 1, 1893, as the opening, and the last Thursday of October, 1893, as the closing day of the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago......Dec. 24, 1890 Battle with Bi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
delegate to Congress by citizens of Michigan......Feb. 16, 1819 William Woodbridge elected territorial delegate......Sept. 2, 1819 Treaty with Indians at Saginaw; they cede lands, 60 miles wide, west of Detroit, north to Thunder Bay......1819 Expedition under Governor Cass starts out in bark canoes to explore the northwestern lake coast of Michigan......May 24, 1820 Treaty with the Indians perfected through Governor Cass; all country within the boundaries of Michigan south of Grand River not before ceded is granted to the United States......1821 Congress establishes a legislative council of nine members, appointed by the President out of eighteen elected by the people......March 3, 1823 Detroit incorporated as a city......1824 First legislative council at the council house in Detroit......June 7, 1824 Congress grants the governor and council power to divide the Territory into townships and incorporate the same, and increases the legislative council to thirteen
camp, with three pieces of cannon, to a superior force of the rebels. The camp of Col. Matthews was twenty miles from Hermann, and is said to have contained about 400 Home Guards. The rebels number some 2,000, and their design is to burn the Gasconade bridge in that vicinity. Reinforcements have been sent to Hermann and the bridge. On hearing of the approach of the rebel force, our troops began erecting palisades for its defence. At last accounts the army of Gen. Price was on Grand river, in Henry county. On Wednesday last he was marching Southward. Col. Matthews not surrendered. Jefferson City, Oct. 9. --The surrender of a Federal camp near Hermann, which was reported this morning, proved not to have been so serious an affair as at first stated. Col. Matthews simply abandoned his camp on the approach of the rebels, and retired to Eastern, who were taken on board at Cork Harbor, where the Great Eastern was still moored on the 26th. The Great Eastern
We have the following summary of news from the Baltimore American, of the 27th inst: Dispatches from Cairo state that Gen. Herron's troops are on an expedition up the Red river. Over 100,000 bales of the rebel Government cotton have been captured near Natchez. Gen. Grant and staff were at Memphis. Gen. Ewing returned to Kansas city on Monday from the pursuit of Quantrell's guerillas. He is estimated to have had three hundred men at Lawrence.--They disbanded at the head of Grand river, scattering in every direction.--The pursuing forces divided accordingly, and continued skirmishing was going on. About seventy of the guerillas had been killed so far as heard from. Lane is organizing a force, and says he will go into Missouri early in September. The chiefs of the Delaware, Sacs, and Fox tribes have offered their services to Lane. Over one hundred rebel sympathizers have been killed in Cass county, Missouri, and their houses burnt. A cavalry force, under Fitz
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