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DEATH OF PETER NAVARRE

THE FAMOUS SCOUT OF THE WAR OF 1812


From the Toledo Commercial, March 21, 187*. Yesterday the venerable Peter Navarre died in East Toledo, at the boarding-house of Mrs. Rogers, and thus closed the life of one who played a distinguished part in the terrible struggle which secured to us the possession of all this Northwestern territory. Peter Navarre was born of French parents, at Detroit, in 1785, and was consequently in his 89th year. His grandfather, Robert de Navarre, was an officer in the French service, and emigrated to Canada in 1745. In 1807 his parent removed to Cedar Point, on the southern cape of the Maumee Bay, and there Navarre has ever since made his home. He and his brothers early became noted for their courage and skill in woodcraft, so much so that the Indians of the country, while being on the most friendly terms with the young Frenchmen, also had a most wholesome respect for their prowess. Peter in his youth and prime has been described as being. over six feet in height, slender and straight as an arrow, and swift and active as a panther. He excelled in all feats of agility, and especially in running had no equal among the red men. He retained his activity until late in life. At the breaking out of hostilities with Tecumseh, Navarre and his brothers, four in number, took sides with the Americans, and soon distinguished themselves by their courage and efficiency. The troubles with Great Britain followed close upon the heels of the Indian war.

Michigan


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