History of the Discovery of America, of the Landing of Our Forefathers at Plymouth, and of Their Most Remarkable Engagements with the Indians in New-England: From Their First Landing in 1620 Until the Final Subjugation of the Natives in 1679 : to which is Annexed, the Defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer & St. Clair by the Indians at the Westward, &c
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... provided with a musket each , set out for this purpose they had not penetra . ted
the woods above three miles when they discovered five of the natives ( which
were the first seen by them since their arrival ) they were cloathed with the skins
Thus the Five Nations have the bear , otter , wolfe , tortoise , and eagle ; by these
names the tribes are generally distinguished , and the shapes of these animals
are pricked and painted on several parts of their bodies . Generally , when they N
A few of the inhabitants escaped , and in their shirts ( in a severe and stormy
night ) ' * fed to Albany - twenty . five of the fugitives in their fight perished with
cold . The enemy after destroying the inhabitants killed all the horses and cattle
I sold my farm on the Yadkin , and what goods we could not carry with us , and on
the 25th September , 1773 , we took leave of our friends and proceeded on our
journey to Kentucky , in company with five more familes , and forty men that ...
At 1 o ' clock , having marched by computation one hundred and fifty five miles
from the Ohio , as I penetrated a grove which bordered on an extensive praire , I
discovered two small villages to my left , . . at two and four miles distance .
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Great as a historical reference. Mind you, the context is in reference to the subsequent colonization of America. Today it is evidential that "discovery" was made by Henry Sinclair almost 100 yrs. prior. Of course, I am bias due to that I am a descendent of Henry. On the other hand, I do not like the intent by which war was waged for occupation of the new world. I am sure there was blood on the hands of everyone involved, for this it is necessary to readdress the original issue of suzerainty. I am sure there could be issue with the fact that through the only route possible, since the denial of Scottish sovereignty, was cut off and this is due to divine sovereignty. So, if we can contest he War of King Phillip I am sure we would find that a far less incursion of native Americans would have been possible with a sustained introduction of immigrants. First of all, the assumption of the discovery of a new Indies trades route was simply and speculation.