Return to Cherokee Phoenix homepage Return to Hunter Library homepage Return to WCU homepage
Cherokee Phoenix logo

The Cherokee Phoenix website has been relaunched, and the transcription files have new names. This file is from the old site and will be removed in the future. To find this transcription at its new location, please see the transcription index for this issue.

Cherokee Phoenix and Indians' Advocate
Wednesday, August 5, 1829
Vol. II, no. 18
Page 2, col. 3c

 We have understood that four Creeks have lately been murdered by their white neighbors.  This is a very good commentary on the talk of President Jackson to the Creeks, demanding certain individuals of that tribe who had split the blood of a white man.  One to four.  We hope, if our information is correct, these savage whites who have outstripped the Indians in deeds of blood, will be overtaken with deserved punishment.  We should have supposed that the poor Indians were already sufficiently distressed and provoked.  The Creeks have declared, we understand, that they will have satisfaction, let the consequences be what they may.

 We learn from the same source from which the above information is received, that a certain Cherokee near the Georgia line was very near being shot by a white man.  The circumstances were these.  A white lad on the other side of the Chattahoochy passed the river for the purpose of hunting, as he said.  He went to the house of Mr. John Rogers, a respectable citizen, and there saw a Cherokee.  The lad on the first sight of the Cherokee wheeled round and fled with precipitation, and on his arrival at home reported that there were about twenty Indians at Mr. Roger's with hostile intentions.  Soon after a party of whites collected and crossed the river, with the intention, as they intimated, to drive for deer.  During the driving, one of the company fired his gun and fled.  Upon this one of his companions approached, & saw at a short distance a horse with a deer upon it tied to a bush.  He did not discover any person.  It appears, however, that a Cherokee was at the moment of the report of the gun placing his deer on his horse, but did not know that he was shot at, until he arrived at home, though he observed that his horse was very reluctant to travel.  The horse died during the night, and on examination in the morning the owner discovered the hole of a bullet which had passed through the shirt of the saddle into the side of the horse.  The perpetrator, we hear, disclaims the deed as intentional -- to us it looks very suspicious.