Places and Historical Subject Matter Discussed/Illustrated in this Book (Partial Only, See Full Contents Below): Indian Horrors Native American Indians Tribes Wars Sitting Bull Ghost Dance Mound Builders Captain John Smith Pocahontas Puritans Pequot King Philips War Destruction of Brookfield Six Nations Iroquois French and Indian War Battle of Bloody Bridge Frontier Hostilities Daniel Boone Savages Captivities Captives Creek War Seminole War Little Turtle Tomahawk Tecumseh Black Hawk War Sioux Sacs Fox Pottawatomies Comanche Minnesota Massacre Little Crow General Sully Missouri River Republican River Fetterman Massacre War with Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians Cavalry General Forsyth Army General Sheridan Kiowa Apache Neetmok Camanche Modoc War General Canby Captain Jack General Canby Sitting Bull General George Armstrong Custer Massacre Little Big Horn Nez Perce War Chief Joseph General Howard Ute Massacre White River Agency General Miles Indian Messiah Ghost Dance Death of Sitting Bull Battle of Wounded Knee Pine Ridge The Indian Problem. INDIAN HORRORS OR, MASSACRES BY THE RED MEN Being A Thrilling Narrative of Bloody Wars With Merciless and Revengeful Savages, Including a Full Account of the Daring Deeds and Tragic Death of the World-Renowned Chief, Sitting Bull, With Startling Descriptions of Fantastic Ghost Dances, Mysterious Medicine Men; Desperate Indian Braves; Scalping of Helpless Settlers; Burning Their Homes, Etc. Fully Illustrated With Thrilling Scenes Among the Indians. By Henry Davenport Northrop, D. 8 x 5.5 decorated cloth hardcover.
Illustrated with photos and other illustrations. Condition: Exterior as shown in photo with wear that includes a short split at the top front joint, fading of the gilt, some bumping and rubbing at extremities. Inside the front cover you'll find the small ink stamp of a former owner and the words Herron Public Library written in pencil however the book has NO library treatments of any kind.
Inner hinges are good, text block is solid. This rare and highly collectible book was published about 1891, shortly after the bloody period known as the Indian Wars concluded with the terrible slaughter of the Sioux at Wounded Knee Creek.
This authoritative book traces clashes between white men and red men through three centuries of American history, from the first encounters at New England in 1623 through the death of Sitting Bull and the tragic Wounded Knee massacre in the 1890s, and all major battles and massacres in between. Here youll find accounts of settlers, pioneers, scouts and Indian fighters like Daniel Boone and Alexander Poe, Buffalo Bill Cody, General Custer, General Miles and others. Accompanying this thrilling narrative is a rich collection of illustrations, many in full-page size. Pictures of Indian chiefs, army generals, battle scenes and more.
The author explains his objective in the books Preface. The history of the Indian tribes of our country is intensely interesting, and is eagerly read by all classes of people. This work embraces a full account of all the memorable Indian wars in the United States, together with a record of terrible personal encounters with the Red Men, hairbreadth escapes, thrilling captures and bloody massacres.
Daring deeds, desperate conflicts and examples of personal courage appear throughout the narrative. The reader beholds celebrated chiefs in their strange costumes, wonderful acts of heroism and personal characteristics, which, if their possessors had lived in a civilized community, would have rendered them the most famous men of the nation. Here is the record of battles fought with sublime courage, exciting adventures and achievements unsurpassed by the story of Thermopylae.
A full description is given of the Indian ghost dances, which have awakened intense curiosity and interest throughout the country. Indians perform many dances, but the ghost dance is something quite new and peculiar. What it is and how it is performed can be learned from the following pages. The work also gives a striking description of the celebrated chief, Sittting Bull, and the events attending his tragic death. Through his prophecies of a new Messiah the powerful tribe of Sioux was seized with a mysterious craze and aroused with the desperate spirit of revenge against the white settlers and the Government.
This feeling soon spread like wild-fire to other tribes, and created universal alarm. Active measures were taken to suppress the excitement, and startling events followed one another in rapid succession. A faithful and graphic record of the stirring events which have recently taken place among the Indian tribes will be of permanent interest and value to the public. The reader follows the early history of the American Indians and witnesses their terrible combats with the first settlers. He sees them gradually driven before the onward march of civilization, retreating farther and farther toward the setting sun.The most fascinating and instructive reading in the literature of Indian warfare is found in the personal narratives of the captives who were carried off by the savages. Numerous instances are related of Indian raids and the carrying away of white settlers. The reader is then conducted through the recent wars with the Indians.
That bold pioneer and brave spirit, Daniel Boone; General Custer, whose tragic history and massacre were read with regret throughout the civilized world; General Miles, who has long been a picturesque figure on our western border, -- the striking heroism and magnificent achievements of these and many other heroes of the frontier have a resistless charm, and a power that surpasses all the tales of fiction. In rapid succession, the great Indian chiefs rise before the readers vision, each possessing his own striking history, and he is constantly surprised by Indian intrigues, desperate forays and terrible conflicts.He sees how the tribes one after another have struggled to maintain their territory, how they turned the tomahawk upon the advancing white settlers, and have yielded only when mastered by superior power. The Minnesota massacre and its terrors are fully described.
This is but an example of the frightful combats which have marked the advance of civilized life toward the Pacific coast. The Indian is not a weak character. He is a shrewd, bold, desperate, powerful foe, and no one can read his history without being impressed with the marvelous qualities which form his character.This work does full justice to the Red Sons of the Forest, and the history is authentic and truthful as it is graphic. General Sully, Colonel Brown, General Custer and General Sheridan appear in the narrative as conspicuous men of wonderful dash and bravery, and their exploits are fully narrated.
On the other side, the supreme leader, the acute strategist, the deadly enemy, the powerful chief who marshaled his forces, stirred rebellion, fought like a Spartan and staked itself upon the issue, was Sitting-Bull. Around him gathers the most intense interest fo this thrilling work. For years the name of Sitting-Bull has been almost as well known as that of any millionaire or statesman. The reader sees him in his grand proportions, although the implacable enemy of the white man.
Red Cloud, Big Foot, Sitting Bear, Black Horse, Wolf-That-Lies-Down, Young-Man-Afraid-of-His-Horse and scores of other mighty chiefs with strange names and dauntless courage are vividly pictured. This work also traces the causes which have led to hostilities between the Red Men and the White.It deals fearlessly with this question, and in a bold manner states facts as they exist. In short, the aim has been to make this a standard work, the most complete ever written, unsurpassed in thrilling narratives, bold adventures, critical situations, and achievements which give luster to heroism, as well as barbarities which shock humanity. In order to give you the most accurate description of this rare and exciting 1890s volume, I have provided some helpful details below.
(1) SITTING BULL AND THE GHOST DANCE: A strange craze Superstitions of the Indians A famous chief The foe of the whites The old chief defiant Destruction of property What the Ghost Dance really is Noisy camp meetings Description of the Ghost Dance The weird, ghostly chanting A chief in luxury Is there a remedy? (3) THE MOUND BUILDERS WHO THEY WERE, AND WHAT THEIR RELATIONS WERE TO THE INDIANS WHO SUCCEEDED THEM IN AMERICA: Mounds of immense size Difficulty of building these structures Contents of the mounds Origin of the Mound Builders. (4) EARLY HISTORY OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS FIRST CONTACT WITH WHITE MEN: Atrocious cruelties Brave explorers Indian bravery Captain John Smith Strange ornaments Savages astonished Weird incantations Grand reception to Captain Newport A cunning disguise Warned by Pocahontas The fair hostage.
(5) THE PURITAN AND INDIANS THRILLING EXPERIENCES OF EARLY SETTLERS: A singular story Plot to murder the settlers The famous Pequots Indian legends A daring attack Popular chief The Tammany Festival Southern Tribes. (6) WARS OF THE COLONIES WITH THE INDIANS: Preparing for a massacre King Philips War Destruction of Brookfield Inhuman cruelty Horrid barbarity Close of King Philips War A hot pursuit Death and destruction The savages rushed in I cross out my account Lovewell fatally shot A miraculous escape Frightful slaughter Death brings relief. (8) HOSTILITIES ON THE FRONTIER: Rescue of captives Thrilling scenes Inportant expedition A resolute demand Diabolical deeds Buildings turned into slaughter houses A thrilling speech. (9) ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF DANIEL BOONE: Exploits and Hair-breadth Escapes A captivating story Alone in a vast wilderness A wonderful fort Planting a colony A daring scout Romantic escape Taken captive Boone in the hands of the savages A painful ordeal The captives flight A steady storm of lead Now, boone, we got you The savages outwitted Chased by redskins A run for life.
(10) INDIAN CAPTIVITIES: How the captives suffered Brutal murder Terrible sufferings Remarkable adventures Fiendish torture Hot coals and firebrands Williamsons escape Capture of Colonel Smith An infernal stratagem On the move Indian hospitality What Indians eat Method of killing bears Catching beavers Saved by a hollow tree Lost in the forest A runaway wife Cold and hunger A singular ceremony Smith escapes. (11) THRILLING ADVENTURES OF INDIAN CAPTIVES: Exciting story of Alexander Henry and others Drinking the blood of their victims The pursuers near Henrys life spared Arrayed in Indian costume Conclusion of the feast Strange superstitions Ridiculous ceremonies An awful scene Terrific explosion.(12) THE FAMOUS WAR WITH THE CREEKS AND OTHER HOSTILES: Bloodthirsty savages and valiant white men Slaughter of the innocent War with the Seminoles A crafty chief A cold-blooded massacre A deplorable fate Interment of the dead Prompt action A bold fighter A gallant defence Feigning to be drowned Important capture The Indians surrender Ludicrous costumes Desperate battle Painted by the sun Description of Little Turtle Herkimers mortal wound. (13) THE MASSACRE OF WYOMING: Inhuman butcheries A ghastly tale The celebrated Red Jacket Diabolical torture Felled by the tomahawk A shrewd reply Speech by Red Jacket. (14) THE CELEBRATED TECUMSEH: Black Hawks War The Sioux, the Sacs and the Foxes Sanguinary conflicts Bravest of the brave Black Hawks War Great indignation The crisis at hand The Indians retreat Magnificent warriors Excitement over the chiefs Arrival in New York Black Hawk in a passion Indians visit the east. (15) LAST DANCE OF THE POTTAWATOMIES: Amazing spectacle Bloody encounter with the Comanches Fierce yells Serious conflicts The red skins routed The air thick with missiles. (16) THE MINNESOTA MASSACRE AND ITS HORRORS: A reign of terror in the northwest Farmer Indians Causes of the uprising Fraud and knavery Exasperating stories A secret lodge Sudden attack The die cast Death-dealing miscreants Death of brave Marsh Four thousand hostiles Thrilling spectacle Revolting crimes Settlers fleeing for their lives Pursuit of the savages Terrible suspense A wounded fugitive Pouring in a heavy fire Fopurteen days without food What Little Crow had to say Asleep or crazy?
A would-be suicide Reckless bravery Summary vengeance Scene at the trial A young thug Thirty-eight Indians hung Eager for the scaffold Fomenting war Death of Little Crow A bloody crime. (17) GENERAL SULLYS WAR WITH THE SIOUX ON THE MISSOURI RIVER: Colonel Browns exciting campaigns on the Republican River Other Sioux matters Men flying across the prairie Shot by a little Dutchman A hard battle Courageous fighter Neetmok Pathetic cries We are lost!A brave act Colonel Browns expedition A riderless horse Hiles thrilling story Wolves attack the snow hut An ominous howl Dangers of the Overland Route Startling discovery Death to travelers A clever capture The ranche at night Encounter with roughs Surprised by the foe Anderson sells his life dearly. (18) THE FETTERMAN MASSACRE: War with the Sioux in Wyoming Territory A desolate region A motley throng Gathering for a powwow Fabulous diamond Massacre of Fetterman Rapid firing heard Details of the slaughter Death preferred to capture Prepared for the worst Relics of the conflict No surrender A hasty march Wonderful coolness Horrors of the battlefield Eager for powder and bullets Timely arrival of cavalry The savages put to flight. (19) WAR WITH THE CHEYENNES AND ARRAPAHOES IN 1868-69: General Forsyths fight on the Arickaree Campaigns of General Carr Surrounded by the enemy In direful straits Relief comes The blow explained An order from General Sheridan Dreadful suffering Capture of a thief Bold attempt to escape A stage-coach robber Prepare for action A squaws bloody deed Cody kills Tall Bull. (20) BATTLE OF THE WASHITA: Custers war with the Cheyennes, Arrapahoes, Kiowas and Comanches, 1868-69 Expert horsemen Singular custom A severe storm Guarding against the enemy We smell fire The foe near The guides alarmed Approach of morning Crack of a rifle Hard fighting Furious charges repulsed Return to the camp General Custer offered a squaw in marriage Grand military review A costly campaign The Indians flying Chiefs made prisoners Sheridans decisive measures The troubles ended.
(21) THE MODOC WAR IN 1873: Murder of General Canby and others Dastardly deeds The Modocs fight and run Exploits of Captain Jack Peace commissioners assassinated The combatants in council Murder of General Canby The country shocked by the massacre. (22) TROUBLES WITH THE APACHES, KIOWAS AND CAMANCHES IN 1874-75: Atrocities committed upon white settlers The Kiowas open fire On the trail Plan of attack The battle ground. (23) WAR WITH SITTING BULL IN 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879 AND 1880: The Custer Massacre Shocking barbarities Pushing forward The Sioux in camp The Sioux wild war cry Arrival of Terrys force Custers brave fight Self-sacrificing heroism Terrible slaughter The brave are fallen Sitting Bull exultant Hostilities renewed Attempt to Colonel Miles Sitting Bull escapes to Canada Bold attempt to escape Indians hunted like wild beasts. (24) THE WAR WITH THE NEZ PERCES: Sanguinary combats Remarkable speech of Chief Joseph Foul murder by whites General McDowells order General Howard in command A cloud of dust An abandoned camp Colonel Gibbons pursuit The foe overtaken Quick work An attack frustrated A four-days conflict Speech of Joseph Remarkable statements The white aggressors Doherty's description No man owns any part of the earth The old man dying Noble sentiments Indian logic The white mans threats One man as good as another Did you make the world? Joseph counsels submission Avoiding bloodshed A revengeful brave Grave charges against the whites A break for liberty What might have happened Faith in General Miles Words do not pay for dead people One law for all.
(25) THE UTE MASSACRE OF 1879 AT THE WHITE RIVER AGENCY: Agent Meeker and his family killed Cost of keeping an Indian A false report Meeker calls for help. (26) WAR OF 1890-91: Bold Cheyenne braves Splendid charge against squadrons of regular cavalry An unequal combat Hostilities predicted The murderers flee An extraordinary challenge The scene of an encounter Picturesque sight The charge of the Cheyennes A debt of blood for blood General Armstrongs report Short allowance of beef Discontent among the Sioux. (27) THE NEW INDIAN MESSIAH: Mysterious craze among the red men Sitting Bull watching his opportunity Alarm at the Indian agencies The Ghost Dance Startling prophecies Strange antics Message from the Messiah The dead to be raised The craze fostered by designing white men Preparing for the outbreak Alarm among the settlers Attempted assassination Startling reports from Pine Ridge The dancing continues Indians ready for war Supernatural aid needed A horrible plot revealed Troops to be lured into a trap White people threatened Alarming reports.(28) CAPTURE OF SITTING BULL: Death of the great Sioux chief The Indians thirst for blood Wholesale slaughter of cattle Natural defences A great struggle imminent A vow to fight to the death The red men well armed Conference with the hostiles General Brookes offer Turning Bear makes reply Efforts to rescue the chief The killed and the wounded Why Sitting Bull was arrested Not a warrior of high order A shrewd politician. (29) HISTORY OF SITTING BULL: Career of the famous Sioux warrior and deadly foe of the whites Hurried march Horrible scene Frightfully mutilated Warlike ambition Losing prestige Captain Kings graphic account Odd names The Indian police Picked men Their uniform Captain Bullhead Indian judges.
(31) INCIDENTS OF WOUNDED KNEE BATTLE: Personal adventures and narrow escapes Savage cruelty Dance of the Medicine Men Fierce onslaught The Little Hero of the Battle How Big Foot died President Harrison heard from Death of Lieutenant Casey Instant death. (32) THE INDIANS ADVANCE TOWARD PINE RIDGE: General Miles disarms them Closing scenes of the bloody conflict Ready for an attack A hostile demonstration Indian powwow Seven thousand in the camp The review Sioux scouts at the head Blast of bugles The fighting Ninth and Seventh Custers battle melody. (33) THE INDIAN PROBLEM: What shall be done with the Redskins Crimes of the nation Reservation schools Life on the reservation Letter to Mr Wanamaker Self-supporting Indians Opinion of General Sherman Statement by President Harrison Indians often badly treated Complaints investigated False reports of robbery. (34) REVIEW OF THE INDIAN CONFLICT: Secretary Nobles view The Redskins should work Indian education Neetmok Weighty statistics Funds apportioned Poor equipments What is taught The policy urged by Captain Pratt How to civilize savages Evils to be shunned.(35) ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES: The Sioux The Heathen Party Broken promises The Messiah craze Bad appointments Sweeping changes The spoils system A frightened agent The causes of the war The remedy A forcible appeal. Remember folks, this is an 1890s original.
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