Indian Tales For Boys - Or The Back-Woodsman And True Stories Of The Frontier Or the Back-woodsman and True Stories of the Frontier

Indian Tales For Boys - Or The Back-Woodsman And True Stories Of The Frontier
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781408623237
  • oktober 2007
  • 444 pagina's
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Indian tales for boys The-BACK-WOODSMAN, AND TRUE STORIES OF THE FRONTIER Fantastic War Dances Mysterious Medicine Men Desparate Indian Braves Tortures of Prisoners Adventures of the Chase, etc. Together with Thrilling Incidents, Bloody Wars, Strange Marriage Customs, Famous Chiefs, Efforts Civilize the Red Men of the Forest, Etc. ... - TRUE NARRATIVE. - AMONG the varioys stories of early adventure, enterprise, and heroism, related in these pages, none are more remarkable, or will be read with greater attention, than that of 0. M. Spencer, who, during a period of eight months . captivity with the Indians, - passed through an experience of the most singular and eventful character, gaining, in that time, a knowledge of the language, manners, and customs of the Indian tribes, which was at once highly interesting and instructive. This story possesses more than usual interest, not only on account of the exciting nature of the narrative, but also of the extreme youth of the adventurer . and the insight which it affords us into the early history of the Western country, as well as of the character of the savage races who populated it, renders it very useful and pleasing to the thoughtful reader. It was on a pleasant day in October, of the year 17 1790, that young Spencer, then only nine years of age, mounted the leading horse attached to the foremost of two wagons destined to the far West. In these wagons were stowed such indispensable articles of household furniture as could not at that time be easily procured west of the Alleghanies. With spirits naturally buoyant, pleased with the novelty of traveling, from which he anticipated a great deal. of pleasure, the few tears which the a youthfulemigrant shed on quitting forever the home of his childhood were soon dried and he wondered not a little at the sober sadness of his father, the deep sighs of his mother, and the frequent sobs of his sisters, whose feelings. and expectations he supposed would naturally correspond with his own. Mr. Spencers father had descended from one of the first families who left England on account of the persecutions for religious opinions, in the reign of the second Charles, to seek, in the unbroken wilds of New England, an asylum from oppression, and to rear a temple to the God of their fathers, in which they might worship according to the dictates of their own consciences. Inheriting the spirit of his ancestors, he was among the first to resist the pretensions of Great Britain, and to arm in defense of American rights and liberties. Having signalized himself on several occasions, particularly in the battle of Springfield, N. J., at the head of a battalion of militia, he was appointed, by Congress, to the command of a regiment, which he led in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Mollmouth and at the head of this regiment he continued until the close of the war. Before entering the Continental army, he had become possessed of a small fortune, the fruits of his industry in a lucrative business but of this, a . large amount was destroyed by the enemy, and more than ten thousand dollars, advanced by him in specie to pay and clothe his regiment, was repaid to him by Congress, in Continental money, on which he sustained a total loss...



oktober 2007
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444 pagina's
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Walter Spooner
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561 g
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140 mm
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25 mm
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