Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you.

— Zebulon Pike

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Few Indians only had breech cloths, most being wrapped in buffalo robes, otherwise quite naked.

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If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat, still shall it be said we died like brave men, and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.

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On no further occasion present a flag or medal to an Indian.

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I cannot consent to be led three or four hundred leagues out of my route, without its being by force of arms.

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American agents... are the only persons authorized to hold councils of a political nature.

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Strict justice would demand total confiscation of your property, personal imprisonment and fines.

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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.

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In my proper character, an officer of the United States army.

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May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.

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They were conspiring to desert us in the night and steal some of our horses... we engaged a spy.

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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.

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Why cannot we correct the baneful passions, without weakening the good?

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About Zebulon Pike

Quotes 17 sayings
Profession Explorer
Birthday January 5, 1779

Should I be the happy mortal destined to turn the scale of war, will you not rejoice, O my father?

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Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk, and become one nation.

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I was informed... that some... were dreaming and wished to return.

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He was a man, that he always performed his promises, that he had never said he would return.

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