The Book of the Indians of North America
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 Excerpt: ...Savage was applied to, to conduct them in the war. He refused, unless he could have some of the friendly Indians from the island for assistants. On a messenger being sent among them, six of their principal and bravest men volunteered in that service, among whom was Job Kattenanit. The army marched about the first of March, 1675, O. S. But when at Marlborough, Job got liberty of Major Savage and Major-general Dennison, to attempt the finding of his friends and children, whom he had appointed to meet near Hassahamesiu When it was known to Captain Mosely, he behaved himself very unbecoming towards the commanding officer, and nothing but bis popularity with the army saved his reputation. Indeed, ' his conduct seems quite as reprehensible as that of a more modern Indian hunter in the Floridas, which all friends of humanity joined to condemn. Mostly, it appears, would place no confidence in any Indian, and doubtless thought he was acting for the best interests of the country. He urged that it was a most impolitic measure to suffer any Indian to go away at this time, knowing their natural treacherousness; and he doubted not but Job (although a tried friend) would inform the enemy of the approach of the army, which would frustrate all their designs. The great ascendency which this officer held in the army can best be understood. by a simple statement of the fact, that Major Savage and General Dennison were obliged to send after Job before the soldiery would cease their clamors. Captain Wadsworlh and Captain Syll, accompanied by James Quannapohit, went in pursuit with the utmost speed. But they did not overtake him, and he soon returned to the army without finding his friends; they, from fear of discovery, haying changed their place, the time having been much longer ..