Red-men's Roads: The Indian Thoroughfares of the Central West

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F. J. Heer & Company, 1900 - 37 páginas
 

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Página 30 - Wilderness Road, p. 15. The borderers of Kentucky were drawn into the fatal battle of Blue Licks because they followed headlong the route of the wily Indians, who by blazing the trees and leaving garments on the ground made it seem that they were in full retreat. These un-Indian signs rendered Daniel Boone suspicious, but his advice was unheeded and a massacre was the result.
Página 22 - MAP OF NORTHEASTERN OHIO, 1796. HECKEWELDER'S MANUSCRIPT MAP. It is unnecessary to state who John Heckewelder was or why the map from his pen is of great value and interest. Several trails are here given which are not to be found on any other maps; the branching trail from the Mahoning to Great Trail, and the Lake Shore Trail; also the trail from the Crossing Place of the Muskingum to the Portage Path in Summit County. No map gives the trail up the Walhounding and Vernon rivers, which was travelled...
Página 12 - Co.; Mr. John Hovey of Akron; also J. Hope Sutor, Esq. of Zanesville ; and the Hon. RM Stimson of Marietta. 2For early maps see Baldwin's "Early Maps of Ohio and the West," tract twenty-five, Vol. 1. "Western Reserve and Northern Ohio Historical Society Publications" (April, 1875). Also appended list of maps in possession of same society. * Le Jeune wrote "The road to the Savages' cabins was very bad: it was necessary to ascend a very steep mountain.
Página 28 - March, 1775, to negotiate with them and mention the boundaries of the purchase. This I accepted, and at the request of the same gentlemen undertook to mark out a road in the best passage from the settlement through the wilderness to Kentucky, with such assistance as I thought necessary to employ for such an important undertaking.
Página 2 - Braddock's Route to the Battle of the Monongahela," Olden Time Vol. II, p. 544. "There was but one practicable passage-way across the land for either beast or man, and that, on the summits of the hills. Here on the hilltops, mounting on the longest ascending ridges, lay the tawny paths of the buffalo and the Indian. They were not only highways, they were the highest ways, and chosen for the best of reasons.
Página 30 - And those who came in the wake of others who had "followed the emigration," came by the same routes. An interesting proof of the use made of Indian trails by the white man is found in the blazed trees which line them. There is not an important trail in Ohio which is not blazed, and it is wellknown that the redmen were not in the habit of blazing their trails.1 The writer has been over Indian trails in other parts of the country (Northern Michigan and Canada) where the trees were not blazed. Why the...
Página 21 - In addition to the explorers and spies, the brave missionaries came westward on the Indian trails. In some instances they were the first white men to travel certain trails. "Why does the pale-face travel so unknown a road," called an old Seneca chieftain from the door of his lodge to the heroic Zeisberger, pushing westward, "this is no road for white people and no white man has come this trail before." One of the most interesting maps made of early Ohio is in the handwriting of John Heckewelder,...

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