Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Usually Gave No Quarter

The Most Famous Native American Fighter In The War*

Our troops surrendered because of the character of the Indians and, wrote Captain John Askin, who commanded 280 of..[them], "It was a fortunate circumstance that the fort surrendered without firing a single gun, for had they done so, I firmly believe not a soul of them would have been saved." That the [Native Americans] gave no quarter, or if they took prisoners, took them only to torture them, was well known, of course, to the troops of the United States and also the white British soldiers. The white British officers generally did not attempt to restrain...[them], and gave the remarkable excuse that to restrain them was impossible.  [Source]

*It is generally believed that Tecumseh did not mistreat prisoners

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