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Hastings, Lucy A. / Family correspondence, 1838, 1855-1874

Eau Claire Sept 16th, 1861 PDF (2.6 MB)


there was five ventured here, they were the Chippewas, they and the Sious
are at enmity with each other, that is why this is neutral ground.  Should
they meet each other there would be a battle.  The people here told those
five that were here that the Sioux were coming and they cleared quick I tell
you.  We should stand in no fear of the Indians if it was not for the secessionist
they are stirring them up, the government bought this land of the Indians
and it so happened some of the commissioners that were to pay this money
to the Indians were secessionist and instead of paying the money to the Indians
paid it over to the southern people to carry on the war, and tell that we
cheated them, and so yet them to 

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