Colonial Office Records from the Canadian Archives, Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS 24 (1895): 34-38

1895

Colonial Office Records from the Canadian Archives, Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS 24 (1895): 34-38

Keywords
None.
People
None.
W. Ancrum to ?, Detroit, 10/13/1786, 2: Further note, 10/20/1786: Received an additional confirmation of the American attack. <The Americans on horse-back (to the amount of 1800) under the command of a Colonel Loger [sic] from KENTUCKE had surprised the first Shawanese Town they came to, and kill'd several Indians, and had taken several Prisoners. That Captn. Brant, Captn David and almost all the chiefs & Warriors were out hunting, That many of the Indians escaping from the first Town gave the alarm to the next called WAKATUMEKIS and sending away their women & children they made some stand against the Americans, and a few were kill'd on both sides; but the Indians were obliged to give way being overpower's by numbers: about ten Indians were kill'd at this and the other town. The alarm now being general, the Indians had time to fly from the other Towns before the Americans arrived. But they laid in ashes the four Towns, destroyed all their Corn, and other produce and every thing else they had; and then retreated along the Banks of the Great Miamies on their way to Kentucke. The Indians assembled as many men as they could and hung on their Rear, and kill'd several, and would have killd several more, had it not been for their women & children in possession of the Enemy, to the number of thirty one. They must exagerate the number of the Americans, tho' the settlement of Kentucke is very populous.> Colonial Office Records from the Canadian Archives, Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society, HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS 24 (1895):34-38.

File: PUBDOCS3.NT1



    Created: 8/14/2017 10:52:17 PM
    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
    Creator: Faragher, John Mack
    ID: 27-40-20766-28384
    Permanent Link: https://sourcenotes.miamioh.edu/id?27-40-20766-28384














    

SourceNotes
sourcenotes.miamioh.edu