This claim laid to the West of',LeClaire's Reserve-the'! CATLIN, in his "North American Indians" thu this affair: "The treatyitself, in all its forms, was a scene o and Keokuk was the principal speaker on the occasi recognized as the head chief of the tribe.
One of the most prominent causes of its downfall and decay, was the long and unsettled question of the County Seat. She then ascended to the clouds, and disappeared. Conway deceased, late Secretary of the Territory of Iowa, T.
Myers, Secretary. Both advised him if he had not sold his land to remain quietly upon it, and he could not be disturbed. In the Spring of this year a party of Sacs and Foxes, and another of Pottowatomie's were engaged in fishing, and Were encamped in the "hollow" below Cannon's Mills.
Joe Conway, eccentric in his cups as well as his actions, upon reaching the ice to cross the river, found himself unable to either stand still or walk-he very ingeniously, therefore, compromised the matter by striking a sinuous and uncertain "dog-trot" and heading for all points of the Island miscellaneously.
Accordingly, the torch was applied to some forty lodges, which were entirely consumed.
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After riding a half hour or so, a Sac rider would call to an loway to stand out, and then passing him at full speed, he would bring upon the naked back of the other, with the full force of his arm, a heavy whip of plaited rawhide, raising a "welt" as thick as one's finger.
A warrior enters the square, keeping time with the music. The Indians, however, quieted down without doing further damage. The treaty was signed by five Chiefs instead of four, one of whom, Pah-she-pa-ho, was a head chief among the Sacs. The steamboat arrivals were from one to seven each day.
A writer in the "Army and Navy Register," of that date, says: "At our feet, and on the gentle declivity between the bluff and the river, is situated the village of Davenport.