Native Americas Ina Analysis

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past. Ahmeya' memories had faded with the years and when she spoke of her life as a pioneer girl she felt as if she were talking of someone else. Tamataunee was not bothered by her past at all, or the fact that she was white. He had lived by the lake all his life, and had not been affected as much by the settlers taking over the Indian Territory as Ahmeya had. They shared their secrets and laughed at foolish things they had done. Both of them had great respect for the nature around them and were aware of the special gifts of the wild country they lived in. They grew closer and closer to each other every day; so much that parting was becoming very difficult for them.
After talking it over with Ahmeya, Tamataunee decided to offer Mahonoy a gift
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Many were close to their settlement and everyone felt uneasy and anxious. They were sick of the constant threat of uprisings and the fear of being attacked by Indians. Cornelius and Christopher kept their guns handy for quick use if needed. "Let ‘em move out ter the west" Cornelius kept saying. "There's plenty of land out thet way and we'll all a slight better when they git gone! Either that or burn ‘em all out." Ina was more frightened than usual by the rumors and kept a sharp butcher knife under her feather pillow. She often shook Cornelius awake at night because she heard a strange noise. It was always just a tree branch scratching the wall, or the wind moving a shutter. But Cornelius had to get up and check every noise out before she would let him lie down and go back to sleep. Then if the dogs barked at an owl hooting or other noise he had to get up again to …show more content…
Most of the Indians had already been pushed out of there and settlers had moved onto the fertile river bottom lands. The cabin of Cornelius and Ina with their son Christopher, now a teenager, was located there. When the homesteaders along the route of the march saw all the troops coming through, they met them by foot and on horses. They raised their muskets and rifles and cheered them on. Many of the men, young and old asked to join in as volunteers to help rout the Indians, and General Sullivan gladly accepted their offer. Ina pleaded with Cornelius and Christopher to go and kill some of the savages just for her. She said “if you won’t do it fer me, do it for Rubin and Amelia. She wanted to go herself, and said she would “enjoy sinkin’ a butcher knife into an Indians heart”, but knew being crippled she couldn't travel. She’d stay with a neighbor close by for safety while Cornelius and Christopher were

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