Friday, January 6, 2012

General Harrison's Eyes Full Of Fire

From the Upper Mississippi Brigade website:

Shabonee remembered Harrison from this meeting [in Vincennes], and poetically predicted what would happen later:

I knew their great war chief, and some of his young men. He was a good man, very soft in his words to his red children, as he called us; and that made some of our men with hot heads mad. I listened to his soft words, but I looked into his eyes. They were full of fire. I knew that they would be among his men like coals of fire in the dry grass. The first wind would raise a great flame. I feared for the red men [who] might be sleeping in its way.

Meetings Held Here At General William Henry Harrison's Home In Vincennes, Indiana

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