Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Butler's Rangers Continued A Friendship


Source - Page 118


Butler's Rangers from the Real Peoples History site:


These warriors, both Haudenosaunee and Butler’s Rangers, continued a friendship that lasted throughout the War of 1812. Though not officially Butlers Rangers during that period the ex-rangers of the American Revolution still maintained their friendship and alliances with their Haudenosaunee allies. The ancestral friendship is maintained today with the recreation of the Butler’s Rangers re-enactors known as McDonell’s Company. The United Empire Loyalists have always remained close friends with the Haudenosaunee to this very day.


Friday, July 22, 2016

Disregarding The Treaty Of Greenville



Source


From History of the Late War in the Western Country:


The various tribes, who were in the habit of visiting Detroit and Sandwich, were annually subsidized by the British. When the American agent at Detroit gave one dollar by way of annuity, the British agent on the other side of the river, Detroit, would give them ten. This course of iniquity had the intended effect; the Indians were impressed with a great aversion for the Americans; and disregarding the treaty of Greenville, they desired to recover the lands which they had ceded...".






They wished also to try their strength again with the "Big Knife," as they called the Kentuckians, in order to wipe away the disgrace of their defeat by General Wayne. And they were still promised the aid of the British, in the event of a war between the British and Americans. 



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Immediate Surrender



Rock Formation On Mackinac Island


Source


17th July, 1812.
Capitulation agreed upon between Captain Charles Roberts, commanding His Britannic Majesty's forces on the one part, and Lieutenant Hanks, commanding the forces of the United States of America, on the other.


Fort Mackinac



Thursday, July 14, 2016

Disapproval Of The Common People






Furthermore, it is a safe conjecture that the common people of Great Britain did not approve of the use of Indians in the British armies, and there is no small evidence to support this. The use of the Indians was denounced as well as defended in both parliament and the reviews. But the very character of the common people of Great Britain is conclusive that they abhorred the use...".