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OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS AND HEAD-SACHEMS
OF THE DIFFERENT INDIAN TRIBES, r

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NARRATIVES AND CAPTIVITIES,

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3. THE DESTRUCTION OF SCHENECTADY, MURDER OF MISS McREA,"
o . DESTRUCTION OF WYOMING, BATTLE OF THE THAMES AND
... - . TIPPECANOE, BRADDOCK's DEFEAT, GENERAL WAYNE'S
VICTORY AT MIAM1, LIFE-OF LOGAN, MASSACRE
OF THE INDIANS AT LANCASTER, PA., &C.

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CONTAINING THE STATISTICS OF THE POPULATION OF -
THE U. STATES, AND AN INDIAN VOCABULARY.

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FRoNT is piece—Rescue of Capt. John Smith by Pocahontas. (pp. 80, 81.)

First Encounter with the Indians. (pp. 29, 30.)

Pumatacom, alias Philip, (p. 46.)

Interview of Pontiac with Mio Rogers. (p. 155.)

General St. Clair's Defeat. (pp. 289,290.)

Combat.

Harris's Escape. (p. 476.)

Massacre of the Conestoga Indians at Lancaster by the Paxton Boys. (pp.
489—493.) !

ORIGIN OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS.

Ch Apter I. PAGE

Ancient authors supposed to have referred to America in their
writings, - - - - - - - - - - -

CHAPTER II.
Of modern theorists upon the peopling of America, . . . 16
CHAPTER III.

Early settlements in North America, . - - -- - . . 23

INDIAN BIOGRAPHY.
CHAPTER I.

Synopsis of the New England Indians at the date of the Plymouth
settlement—Their first head-sachem known to the English, Massa-
soit—The first interview between him and the whites—His visit to
Plymouth, in 1621. - - - - - - - - - . 31

CHAPTER II.
Preparations for war between Philip and the colonies—Immediate

occasion of hostilities—His courage, dignity, independence, &c.—
Defence of his conduct, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

CHAPTER III. PAG e

The Narragansett tribe—Territory and power—Chief sachems at the
date of the English settlements in New England, . . . .
CHAPTER IV.

The Pequot tribe—Their first chief sachem known to the English,
Pekoath, - - - - - - - - - - - -

CHAPTER V.

The Indian tribes of Virginia at the date of the Jamestown settle-
ment—The Powhatan confederacy—Reception of Captain Smith by
Powhatan—Interposition of Pocahontas in his favor, . . -

CHAPTER VI.
Conduct of Powhatan after Smith's departure for England, and causes
of it—Marriage of Pocahontas with John Rolfe—Death and charac-
ter of Powhatan, . . . . . . . . . . .
CHAPTER VII.
The family of Powhatan—Sequel of the history of Pocahontas—Her
civilisation and instruction in Christianity—Her visit to England in
1616–Her death and character—Her descendants, . - - -
Chi Apter VIII.
Sequel of the history of Qo. great massacre of
1622–Massacre of 1641—Capture of Opechancanough by the Eng-
lish–His death and character, . . . . . . . . -

CHAPTER Ix.

Biographical sketch of Captain John Smith, - - - -

Ch.APTER x.
Summary account of the Five Nations—Anecdotes of the Onondaga
chief, Garangula–History of the Five Nations continued to the
time of Adario—Adventures of Black-Kettle, . - - - -

CIIAPTER XI.
The Five Nations continued—Remarks on their oratory—Circum-
stances favorable to it—Account of a council of the confederates at
Onondaga in 1690, - - - - - - • . . . .

CHAPTER XII.

Account of the Ottawas—Their first chief sachem known to the Eng-
lish, Pontiac-He saves Detroit from an army of Indians, . .

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ChapTER xIII. PAGE

Pontiac's plan of campaign—He commences active preparations— Council of the Ottawas–Dream of the Delaware—Maxims promulgated by Pontiac-Commencement of the war—Reduction of Detroit undertaken by Pontiac in person—Letter from Detroit, . . 161

Ch.APTER xIV.
Siege of Detroit maintained by Pontiac-Advantages gained by the
Indian army—Arrival of succor to the English-Battle of Bloody
Bridge—Pontiac at length raises the siege—The Indians make

peace—His authority as chieftain—His talents as an orator—His traditionary fame, - - - - - - - - - . 170

CHAPTER xV. Account of the Delawares—Their ancient great men, including Tamenend—History during the revolutionary war—Two parties among

them—White-Eyes leader of one, and Captain Pipe of the other— Anecdotes, . - - - - - - - - - - . 183

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CHAPTER XVI. Observations on the character of White-Eyes–Pipe's comment on his death—The latter gains and sustains an ascendancy in the Delaware nation—Grand Indian council at Detroit–Pipe's spirited

speech on that occasion—Makes charges against the missionaries, but fails to prove them, - - - - - - - - . 193

NARRATIVES, CAPTIVITIES AND ANECDOTES.

CHAPTER I.

Destruction of Schenectady, . . . . . . . . . 202

CIIAPTER II.

Murder of Miss McCrea—IIeroism of Mrs. Mcrril, . - - . 207

Cin APTER III.

Welsh or White Indians, - - - - - - - . . 210

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Battle of Oriskana—Destruction of Wyoming, . . . . . 213 1.

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