Monday, January 4, 2010

Pokagons Deadly Battle by Chicago Magazine

Simon Pokagon knew of the savagery at Fort Dearborn back in 1812, and he used the same weapon that he always used, a book.  Simon said, "the white man believes what he reads and it is the white man who writes."  Although Simon was not yet born during the deadly encounter at Fort Dearborn, he was told what had happened by his then middle aged father.

On January 27, 1899, just two years after Simon's interview with the Tribune, Simon died in his home in Michigan, but his interview appeared in Harper's magazine, titled "The Massacre at Fort Dearborn at Chicago."
(Please click on the title of this story to read the entire article) John Low

John Low Interview link

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