West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly Volume 4-5 PDF ePub eBook

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West Virginia Historical Magazine Quarterly Volume 4-5 free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... Indians turned to this outbuilding. The negro tried to crawl up the chimney, but was discovered and hauled down, tomahawked and scalped. The cries of the two children, who were sleeping upstairs, attracted the Indians- they shot up through the floor, wounding John in the knee. They then dragged both children downstairs, and finding that John with his wounded knee could not travel they tomahawked and scalped him, and carried off his sister Elizabeth--at that time seven years old. William, the eldest son (12 years at this time), had gone to bed in the same building as John and Elizabeth, but being unwell and restless he had gotten up in the night and gone over to the other house. On coming in his mother had remarked to him that he had better go back to bed with the other children- he replied that as it was nearly daylight he would lie down on the floor, which luckily for him he did. After months of unceasing search Col. Graham located his daughter at a Shawnee town at what is now Chillicothe, Ohio. She had been adopted by a member of the Cornstalk family. Several times Col. Graham visited the Shawnee towns to purchase the freedom of his daughter, but always failed. In the meantime she became much attached to her Indian home and friends, and they to her. Finally in 1785 her father gained her freedom upon the payment of thirty saddles, a lot of beads and other trinkets, valued at about three hundred dollars in silver, and the release of an Indian prisoner. Tradition tells that she at this time had learned to love a young Indian chief and was about to become his squaw. After her return home it was hard for her to become reconciled to the new manners and customs of her white friends and relatives- and often she would sigh for the wild life of...

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Author : West Virginia Historical Society
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230416374
EAN : 9781230416373
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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