By Colin G. Calloway
This research provides the 1st wide insurance of Indian studies within the American Revolution instead of Indian participation as allies or enemies of contending events. Colin Calloway makes a speciality of 8 Indian groups as he explores how the Revolution usually translated into battle between Indians and their very own struggles for independence. Drawing on British, American, Canadian and Spanish files, Calloway indicates how local american citizens pursued various recommendations, persevered numerous reports, yet have been bequeathed a typical legacy due to the Revolution.
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Mrs. Spicer’s body was not as badly disﬁgured. There was a deep gash just under the lower lip and several small bruises on the head. Her body had been stabbed a number of times with a pitchfork that was found near the body at the time the murders were discovered. One of the hips was broken. The body of Mrs. Waldron, mother of Mrs. Spicer, was apparently the least bruised of any, there being but two bruises visible — one on the temple and the other on the back of the head. The left arm was broken.
There was a deep cut across the chin and several small cuts about the head. All except the gun-shot wounds were undoubtedly made with an axe. Mrs. Spicer’s body was not as badly disﬁgured. There was a deep gash just under the lower lip and several small bruises on the head. Her body had been stabbed a number of times with a pitchfork that was found near the body at the time the murders were discovered. One of the hips was broken. The body of Mrs. Waldron, mother of Mrs. Spicer, was apparently the least bruised of any, there being but two bruises visible — one on the temple and the other on the back of the head.
Only two years after that treaty was signed, however, the white citizens of Cheyenne showed their disdain for all such treaties and for the treaty rights of Indians. After all, since they believed that God had ordained the “doom of extinction upon the red 24 Murdering Indians men of America,” for white men to ignore the treaties was simply speeding along the work of the Lord. The members of the Big Horn Association planned an exploratory expedition to “our” Big Horn mountains, ignoring or circumventing objections of the Indians and of the federal government: Cheyenne Daily Leader Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory May 3, 1870 [The Indians Must Stand Aside] The Big Horn Association is rapidly perfecting its plans and making the preliminary arrangements for the forthcoming expedition.
The American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities by Colin G. Calloway