Zebulon Pike Quotes


30 Zebulon Pike quotes:



"Strict justice would demand total confiscation of your property, personal imprisonment and fines."
"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."
"The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush, when compared with these savages."
"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."
"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."
"At the lodge the chief gave me many particulars which were relative to the late visit of the Spaniards."
"Each Pawnee presented them with a horse, gave a pipe to smoke to the Osage to whom he had made the present. In this manner were eight horses given."
"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."
"He was a man, he always performed his promises."
"I cannot consent to be led three or four hundred leagues out of my route, without its being by force of arms."
"I differ materially from Capt. Lewis, in my account of the numbers, manners, and morals of the Sioux."
"I was informed... that some... were dreaming and wished to return."
"If he was disposed to desert, I should take care to retain his horse; that for himself, he might leave as he pleased, as I only wanted men with us."
"In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army."
"It was the wish of the Americans that their red brethren should remain peacefully round their own fires, and not embroil themselves in any disputes between the white people."
"May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country."
"On no further occasion present a flag or medal to an Indian."
"Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you."
"Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk, and become one nation."



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