Cherokee Phoenix


Published December, 3, 1828

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Detroit, Oct. 23

At the late special session of the Circuit Court for Crawford county, held at Prairie du Chien, Judge Doty presiding, the Winnebago Indians, Wan-i-ga, (the Sun) and Chick-hong-sic, (the Petit Boeuf,) were tried for murder of Gagnier and Lipcap, at that place, on the 24th of June, 1827. They were found guilty, and sentenced to be hanged on the 26th of December next. In the case of the Indians imprisoned for the murder of Methode and his family, near Lake Pepin, in 1824, a nolle prosequi was entered, and the prisoners discharged. Two other Indians imprisoned for firing upon the keel boats on the 30th June, 1827, were also discharged, no bills having been found against them.


Indians in Upper Canada.- A Methodist Missionary writes from Credit River, under date of 20th September, 1828 as follows:

'The Indians here have now got their tract of land surveyed and divided into portions for each family, so that we hope to see them improve more in agriculture next season. They have completed three comfortable dwelling houses this year, ' have four more building by individual exertion, without pecuniary aid from anyone although they are under the necessity of continually exerting themselves to obtain the means of subsistence from day to day. Two of them have raised and harvested five or six acres each of excellent wheat which is the first fruits of their labor in that kind of grain; and their crops of corn and potatoes are abundant, according to the quantity of ground cultivated.'