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OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS AND HEAD-SACHEMS
NARRATIVES AND CAPTIVITIES,
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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.)
Harris's Escape. (p. 476.)
Massacre of the Conestoga Indians at Lancaster by the Paxton Boys. (pp.
ORIGIN OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS.
Ch Apter I. PAGE
Ancient authors supposed to have referred to America in their
Early settlements in North America, . - - -- - . . 23
Synopsis of the New England Indians at the date of the Plymouth
occasion of hostilities—His courage, dignity, independence, &c.—
CHAPTER III. PAG e
The Narragansett tribe—Territory and power—Chief sachems at the
The Pequot tribe—Their first chief sachem known to the English,
The Indian tribes of Virginia at the date of the Jamestown settle-
Biographical sketch of Captain John Smith, - - - -
Account of the Ottawas—Their first chief sachem known to the Eng-
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
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
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.
Destruction of Schenectady, . . . . . . . . . 202
Murder of Miss McCrea—IIeroism of Mrs. Mcrril, . - - . 207
Cin APTER III.
Welsh or White Indians, - - - - - - - . . 210
Battle of Oriskana—Destruction of Wyoming, . . . . . 213 1.