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And had it not been for the memorable Battle, at the Great Kanaway those vast regions had yet continued inaccessable. In taking this daring step, the Watauga settlers moved into the spotlight of national history.
For the inevitable consequence of leasing the territory was the organization of a form of government for the infant settlement. Through his familiarity with the North Carolina type of "association," in which the settlers had organized for the purpose of "regulating" buses, and his acquaintance with the settlers of the "Impartial Relation," in which Husband fully expounded the principles and practices of this association, Robertson was peculiarly fitted for leadership in organizing this new government.
The convention at which the Articles of Association, unfortunately lost, were drawn up, is noteworthy as the first governmental assemblage of free-born American citizens ever held west of the Alleghanies. The government then established was the first free and independent government, democratic in spirit, representative in form, ever organized upon the American continent.
In describing this mimic republic, the royal Governor of Virginia says: It was from Millerstown in Shenandoah County where he was living the uneventful life of a small farmer, that he emigrated December, to the Wattauga region.
With his arrival there begins one of the most fascinating and romantic careers recorded in the varied and stirring annals of the Old Southwest. In this daring and impetuous young fellow, fair-haired, blue-eyed, magnetic, debonair of powerful build, splendid porportions and athletic skill-we behold the gallant exemplar of the truly heroic life of the border.
The story of his life, thrilling in the extreme, is rich in all the multicolored elements which impart romance to the struggle of American civilization in the opening years of the republic. This failure was portentous of the coming storm.
The reign of the Long Hunters was over. Dawning upon the horizon was the day of stern adventurers, fixed in the desperate and lawless resolve to inyade the trans-Alleghany country and to battle savagely with the red man for its possession.
More than Boone was the McAfee party, five in number, from Botetourt County, Virginia, who between May 10th and September 1,safely accomplished a journey through Kentucky and carefully marked well-chosen sites for future location.
An ominous incident of the time was the veiled warning which Cornstalk the great Shawanoe chieftain, gave to Captain Thomas Bullitt, head of a party of royal surveyors, sent out by Lord Dunmore, Governor of Virginia.
Cornstalk at Chilicothe, June 7,warned Bullitt concerning the encroachments of the whites, "designed to deprive us," he said, "of the hunting of the country, as usual Most significant of the ruthless determination of the pioneers to occupy by force the Kentucky area was the action of the large party from Monongahela, some forty in number, led by Captain James Harrod, who penetrated to the present Miller County, where in Junethey made improvements and actually laid out a town.
It was a desultory action, over a greatly extended front and in very brushy country between Crooked Creek and the Ohio. Throughout the day, the Indians fought with rare craft and stubborn bravery--loudly cursing the white men, cleverly picking off their leaders, and derisively inquiring in regard to the absense of the fifes; "Where are your whistles now?
In the morning the whites were amazed to discover that the Indians, who the preceding day so splendidly heeded the echoing call of Cornstalk"Be strong! Introduction to the History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia Southern Literary Messenger, devoted to every department of literature and the fine arts.
Volume 14, Issue 1 pp. A number of Indian tribes did combine for this purpose, and their warriors were assembled in great force. This campaign has not been appreciated in proportion to its importance.
It has been viewed as an insulated matter, designed solely for the protection of the frontier settlements. But its projectors had ulterior objects in view. The preparations made and great array of troops provided for this occasion, were intended to subdue the Indian tribes and deter them from interfering in the approaching contest with Great Britain and this was completely effected.Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin Artisti/Bändi-Cetjussa jo olevat nimet TARKISTETAAN tästä koosteesta + parasta aikaa auki olevasta säikeestä.
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