Zebulon Pike Quotes

30 Zebulon Pike quotes:

"Strict justice would demand total confiscation of your property, personal imprisonment and fines."
"The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush, when compared with these savages."
"A young man who is here speaks the Panis language, and in many other respects, is preferable."
"Among various demands and charges I gave them, was, that the said flag should be delivered to me, and one of the United States' flags be received and hoisted in its place."
"Give immediate instruction to all your posts in said territory, under your direction, at no time and on no pretence to hoist, or suffer be hoisted, the English flag."
"May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country."
"Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk, and become one nation."
"We were obliged to keep ourselves on our guard against our own companions and fellow-travellers, men of a nation highly favored by the United States."
"A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride; he certainly should have considered it an honor to be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was."
"The Pawnee chief had left the village the day after the doctor arrived, with 50 or 60 horses and many people, and had taken his course to the north of our route."
"There had so lately been a large force of Spanish cavalry at the village, which had made a great impression on the minds of the young men, as to their power, consequence, which my appearance with 20 infantry was by no means calculated to remove."
"They were conspiring to desert us in the night and steal some of our horses... we engaged a spy."
"Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you."
"The preparations for my new voyage prevented the possiblity of my paying that attention to the correction of my errors, that I should otherwise have done."
"He was a man, he always performed his promises."
"On no further occasion present a flag or medal to an Indian."
"The Spanish troops returned and we could yet discover the grass beaten down in the direction which they went."
"With the dreary season in which we travelled part of the route; with our minds much more actively employed in forming resources for our preservation from famine."
"I was informed... that some... were dreaming and wished to return."
"You have already disarmed my men without my knowledge, are their arms to be returned or not?"

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