Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Native Americans Driven Off


In the middle of November, a large force of Kentuckians under General Hopkins proceeded into the Indian country and destroyed the Prophet's town and a Winnebago village. The inclemency of the weather and the constant retreat of the [Native Americans] rendered pursuit useless and inconvenient and the detachment accordingly returned to Vincennes. Another detachment, consisting of three hundred regulars under Colonel Russel(l), surprised and destroyed an Indian town on the Illinois river, and after driving the inhabitants into a swamp, captured twenty of them.

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