St. LOUIS, Saturday, May 23


A letter received from a gentleman at Chicago by gov. Howard, states, that murders have lately been committed by the Indians in that neighborhood, that the inhabitants have collected at Fort Dearborne for safety, also that some people have been killed on the frontier of Ohio.

A boat was fired on a few days since descending the Mississippi to this place, none of the crew were hurt; between the place where they were attacked and Fort Mason they discovered another party on the bank who retired upon discovering them.  Notwithstanding the repeated attempts which the Indians seem to have made to invade the frontier of Louisiana this spring, from the vigilance and activity of the rangers they have nothing yet to boast of, but the loss of some of their warriors.


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History Department of Hanover College.


How to cite this article:  "Indian Hostilities," Louisiana Gazette (St. Louis, Louisiana Territory), 23 May 1812, pg. 3, available at