Re: Kittanning Narratives

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Posted by Victoria on August 03, 1999 at 16:10:18:

In Reply to: Re: 1756 Delaware Kittanning Expedition ... September 2000 posted by Elaine on August 02, 1999 at 19:26:59:

>>>: "There were several accounts of it published by captives."

///: Those who were carried off by the Delaware? If you could, please post some
: sources I can look for!!! I'd love to read these accounts.

>>>I am thinking about the narrative of Mary LeRoy and Barbara Leininger. I found it in John Harpster's "Pen Pictures of Early Western Pennsylvania." It has other good stuff including excerpts from journals by, C.F. Post, William Trent (includes description of an Indian having his ears slit and Trent being affected by the sight of two other women crossing a creek and holding their skirts up above their knees!), Weiser, and more from times later than my interests. I don't know if you'll have any luck finding it as it's such an old book, but the narrative of the two women has been published elsewhere.

I just read Jennifer Brown's "Strangers in Blood: Fur Trade Company Families in Indian Country." Extremely interesting giving a much clearer picture of some of the gender relations on the frontier. Right now I'm reading Rabbi Harold Sharfman's "Jews on the Frontier: An account of Jewish Pioneers and Settlers in Early America." Again stuff that's omitted by oversight or perhaps aiming the spotlight only on certain folks.

///: How about shooting for the climactic weekend?

>>>Can't say yet, Reply hazy, will try again later. ;o)

//And they tossed those Iroquoian
: petticoats back to Johnson & Company.

>>> I'm pretty sure much of what is writted about that was edited for content at that time.

///: Officially the Iroquois continued to speak in their name but the influence had vanished.

>>>But the die had been cast, the retreat to the Northwest Territory had begun, and the land companies had their model for purchase and displacement in place that would be useful to them until there was no where left to go.

Hey ho,

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