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The Indian Advocate.
ii : (j, The Indian in the Nineteenth Century, J2& CHARLES MORRIS. LL. D. HE relation of the American people to the Indians, since the first settlement of this country, has Tbeen one of conflict, which has been almost in r.psfia.nt in snmp Qrfirmc nf tVio lon Rv frho opening of the Nineteenth century the red man had been driven back in great measure from the thirteen original states, but the tribes in the west were still frequently hostile, and stood sternlv in the wav of our oroerress westward. We Gsg propose in this chapter to describe the various relations, both peaceful and warlike, which have existed between the whites and the red men during the cent ury with which we are here concerned. The close of the Revolutionary war brought only a par tial cessation of the Indian warfare. The red man was by no means disposed to give up his country without a struggle, and throughout the interior, in what is now Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin, and along the Ohio river, there were con stant outbreaks, and battles of great severity. The conflict in Indiana brought forward the services of a young lieuten ant, William Henry Harrison, who for many years had much to do with Indians, both as military officer and as governor of the Indian territory. In 1811 appeared one of those great Indian chiefs whose abilities and influence are well worth at tention and study. Tecumseh, a mighty warrior of mixed Creek and Shawnee blood, was one who dreamt the dream of freeing his people. With eloquence and courage he urged them on, by skill he combined the tribes in a new alliance, and, encouraged by British influence, he looked forward to a