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The Blackhawk War

BY HENRY LITTLE, 1875

A STARTLING ANNOUNCEMENT. A messenger had come in great haste (who was at once recognized as one of my neighbors), who said the Indians in the far-off northwest were making war upon the white inhabitants of that region, that they had crossed Lake Michigan at the northwest of us, that the Indians of Michigan were in alliance with them, that the whole combined multitude of blood-thirsty savages might fall upon us at any moment, and that Isaac Barnes had directed him to notify and summon every man on Gull Prairie, capable of bearing arms, to immediately assembled at the residence of said Barnes (which was one mile north of the place now known as Gull Corners), to adopt measures for repelling the invaders. But a moment's thought on my part fully satisfied me that in many particulars the suppositions were entirely groundless and chimerical notwithstanding the pallid countenance, the trembling limbs, and faltering voice of my informant left me no room for doubting his belief in the correctness of the appalling news. When I arrived at the residence of Mr. Barnes, I there found assembled some twelve or fifteen of my friends and neighbors, all engaged in earnest conversation about the threatening calamity.

Michigan


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