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The Winning of the West, Volume Four by Theodore Roosevelt

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death of.
McKee, British Indian agent,
treats prisoners well;
holds council with Indians;
advises them;
incites them to war;
presides at war councils;
at Fallen Timbers;
taunts the British with their treachery.
Mero district, convention wishes to retaliate on Indians.
Michaux, French agent.
Miller, Christopher and William, Wayne's scouts.
Mississippi Territory.
Montgomery, the filibuster.
Morales, Spanish Intendant, takes away right of deposit.
Muscogee, _See_ Creek.
his plans of empire;
gets Louisiana from Spaniards;
his utter moral depravity;
wishes to occupy Louisiana in force;
chimerical nature of his hopes;
designates Victor as commander;
his army destroyed in Hayti;
sells Louisiana;
recognizes the inevitable.
Americans and Spaniards at;
turmoil at;
importance of;
lawlessness at.
Nickajack, Chickamauga town, destroyed.
Nolan, Philip, his adventures and death.
North Carolina, cedes her western territory to United States.
O'Fallon, James, connection with Yazoo companies.
made a State;
its development hindered by the speculative land companies;
adopts foolish constitution.
Oldham, Col., killed at St. Clair's defeat.
Ore, Major, at attack of Chickamauga towns.
Orleans. _See_ Louisiana.
Owen, murder of.
Pickens, Andrew, Peace Commissioner.
Pickering, Timothy, fatuity of.
Pike, Zebulon Montgomery,
the explorer;
ascends the Mississippi;
starts for the Rocky Mountains;
hardships and perils encountered;
taken by the Spaniards;
sent home;
his death.
Pinckney, Thomas, his treaty.
Pioneers. _See_ Frontiersmen.
Political Club, of Danville.
Power, Thomas, Spanish envoy.
Putnam, Rufus, treaty with Wabash Indians.
Quincy, secessionist speech of.
Race expansion,
methods by which a race can acquire new territory;
through deeds of soldiers and diplomats;
under conditions established by diplomats;
through the action of settlers only;
acquisition of Alaska and Louisiana compared.
Recovery, Fort,
built by Wayne on scene of St. Clair's defeat;
attacked by Indians.
Red Bird, the Cherokee, quaint "talk" of.
Revival, the great,
the Methodist and Baptist churches,
under its influence become the leading churches of the West;
enthusiasm of the religious leaders;
their self-devotion.
Robertson, James, made brigadier-general;
land speculations;
works hand in hand with Blount;
wounded by Indians, together with his son;
puts the Cumberland militia on guard;
protects Indians;
organizes expedition against Chickamauga towns;
interferes on behalf of Chickasaws;
prevents filibustering.
Robinson, Dr. J. H..
Rutherford, Gen. Griffith.
Salcedo, Spanish Governor, disapproves of Morales.
Sargent, Winthrop, does well in St. Glair's expedition;
Governor of Mississippi;
failure as such.
Scolacutta, Cherokee chief.
Scott, General Charles, raid on Wabash town;
joins Wayne with mounted volunteers.
Seagroves, James, Indian agent;
deceived by Indians.
Sebastian, corruption and treachery of;
detection of.
Settlers, _See_ Frontiersmen and Westerners.
Sevier, John, made brigadier-general;
a college trustee;
mercantile ventures;
co-operates with Blount;
puzzled by the Indian attitude;
prevents Indian outrages;
takes command of Tennessee militia;
successful expedition;
elected Governor of Tennessee.
Shelby, Isaac,
agrees with Brown that there should be peace with Southern Indians;
beloved by frontiersmen;
bad conduct towards United States Government;
weakness of.
Shipbuilding on the Ohio.
Shoulderbone, treaty at.
Simcoe, Lieutenant-Governor of Canada, builds fort on Miami;
corresponds with Carondolet;
distributes Dorchester's speech.
Slavery, attitude of West towards.
Southwestern Territory, _See_ Tennessee.
Spaniards, hostility to Americans;
intrigues with Indians;
gross treachery of;
tortuous intrigues;
ingratitude of;
bad faith;
try to bribe Westerners;
irritation with frontiersmen;
trust to corruption and intrigue;
negotiate with United States Government;
try to corrupt Westerners;
refuse to yield territory;
refuse to fulfil treaty engagements;
last efforts to corrupt the West;
and to retain their own;
religious bigotry;
fear Westerners;
jealous policy;
their civilization and government in Northern Mexico,
Stallion, Cherokee chief,
St. Clair, put in command of Northwestern army;
hampered by difficulties;
unfit for task;
his troops wretched stuff;
delays on march;
fails to guard against surprise;
his camp attacked at dawn;
his courage in the battle;
leads bayonet charges;
destruction of his troops;
their wild rout;
they reach Cincinnati;
he is held guiltless of the blame;
but showed himself incompetent;
effect of his defeat on the Southern Indians;
warns Shelby against Clark;
governor of what is now Ohio;
unpopularity of,
Talleyrand's smooth duplicity,
Tellico Blockhouse, peace conference at,
Tennessee, intolerable nature of;
Indian outrages in;
becomes a State;
constitution of;
Tennesseeans, wronged by Indians and by the Federal Government;
not allowed to retaliate on their foes.
Territorial Legislature of the Southwestern Territory,
petitions for war against the Creeks and Cherokees.
Texas, Texans.
Tipton, Jacob, slain at St. Clair's defeat.
Toussaint Louverture.
Towns, insignificant development of, as compared with new settlements
Trade in the backwoods.
Trueman, Alexander Major, treacherously slain by Indians.
United States commissioners, puzzled by conduct of Creeks;
peace commissioners, Lincoln, Randolph, and Pickering, failure to
make treaty with Northwestern Indians.
United States Government, reluctantly wars on Indians;
injustice of, towards Chickasaws;
towards Blount;
towards the Southwesterners generally.
Van Cleve, Benjamin, at St. Clair's defeat.
Van Rensselaer, Captain, wounded at Fallen Timbers.
Wabash Indian towns, ravaged by Kentuckians.
Washington, wrath over St. Clair's defeat;
effect of his administration on the West.
Watts, John, Cherokee chief;
attacks Buchanan's Station;
Wayne, Anthony, General, complained of by British;
takes command of army;
his military training;
goes to the Ohio;
camps near Pittsburgh;
trains his troops;
builds Greeneville;
his detachments cut off by Indians;
advances against the tribes;
fine horsemanship and marksmanship of his men;
his use of Indians and backwoodsmen as scouts;
reaches the Glaize;
the Miami Rapids;
the Fallen Timbers;
his decisive victory;
his correspondence with British commander;
destroys Indian towns;
goes into winter-quarters at Greeneville;
concludes treaty of peace;
effect of his victory on Southern Indians;
measures against Clark;
stops filibustering.
Webb, Lieutenant, feat of, at Fallen Timbers.
Wells, William, chief of Wayne's scouts, his feats.
West, the Far, unknown and unexplored.
Westerners, fundamental unity of;
relationship with the Southerners;
extent of their settlements;
homogeneity of;
characteristics of;
importance of, in Union.
Whitley, Major, at attack of Chickamauga towns.
Wilkinson, General, raids Wabash towns;
buries the dead of St. Clair's army;
peculiar infamy of his intrigues with the Spaniards;
his relations with Burr;
acquitted of treason.
Wilkinson, Lieut. J. B..
Yazoo Land Companies,
early efforts of various Kentuckians to get possession of the
Yazoo lands;
South Carolina Yazoo Company;
the Virginia Company and Patrick Henry;
Tennessee Company and Zachariah Cox;
South Carolina Company and Walsh and O'Fallon;
Federal authorities interfere against it;
Yazoo companies again spring into life;
corruption caused by;
end of.

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