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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
(1965)

The great Indian scare,   pp. 5-12


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The Great Indian Scare
three...a squaw with a papoose i   onep          o   covering "ra" who
came crawling out of the brush nar Ceda    cre   s      t uner t       ather.
The troops returned sheepishly t M             Athr      ti     t which
had come from Waukesha took advantage of the occasion to              rif les
and get uproariously drunk.
Now the local press in Milwaukee began to get into the act. A.Ce
Wheeler of the Sentinel wrote a features "The Battle of      t C"
which was a masterpiece of satire and so inf     te  Capt. Lhman, that he
r   ed into the Sentinel office and drubbed the autho   with his sword scab-
bard. Wheler, undaunted, continued his ridicule in ensui.. isues. Lebman
started out for the newspaper office again   but, n bei    advs     tht
bricks had been piled up on top of the building, beat a mtary rtrat*
Cedarburg was "burned" over and over in the reports* Now most ot
Mequon had fled, toop except for a few who refused to be panickeds most of
these being women. Little Mrs. Oscar Bublitzarmed heself with a can of
pepper to throw into the eyes of the Indiana. Another wom mounted guard
with a pitchfork. The Zimmerman family located a toy canon anc loaded
it with powder and spikes.
Out in Freistadt a harvest dinner was being servd when the word came,
All hands lit out, leaving the food on the table which was thoroughly
enjoyed by the pigs, who didn't give an oink oink! for the Indiana anyway.
Terrified hordes swarmed through Brown Deer and what are now the north
shore suburbs. One frenzied man drove his sweating team into Brown Deerg
only to discover that he'd lost soething rather i        ot  , the rear end
of his wagon with his family and fntiure:
Roads were completely bottlenecked, Horses and wagons went bumping and
rattling over the meadows. "As far as the eye could nee north and south,"


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