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warriors, each armed with a rod, ranged themselves in two lines a few feet apart. The captives were to run

. between these lines from the far end to the council house at the other end. Eastman ran first. Every savage struck at him as he passed along, and he was severely beaten.

Stark, who was more athletic and adroit, snatched a rod from the nearest Indian, and as he ran down the lines struck right and left scattering the savages before him, and escaped with scarcely a blow. The old men of the tribe, who sat a short distance away looking on, greatly enjoyed the confusion of their young warriors.

One day Stark was ordered to hoe corn. He well knew that the Indians regarded such labor fit only for squaws and slaves, and he took care to cut up the corn,

, and spare the weeds, in order to give them the idea that he lacked skill in unmanly labor. When this experiment did not attain his object, he threw his hoe into the near-by river and told them plainly that it was not the business of a warrior to hoe corn. His spirited action gained him the title of “Young Chief,” and he was adopted into the tribe.

Not long afterward he and Eastman were redeemed, and they returned to their homes after an absence of four months. Stark always recalled with pleasure this captivity, and said that he received more genuine kindness from the Indians than he ever knew prisoners of war to receive from any civilized nation. He often

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fought them later in the service of his state, and he did his part valiantly in various battles of the Revolution, beginning with Bunker Hill. He died at the age of ninety-four at his home in Manchester, and lies buried there on rising ground that overlooks the Merrimac.

New Hampshire's leading educational institution is Dartmouth College in Hanover on the Connecticut River. It originated in a plan of Rev. Eleazar Wheelock of Lebanon, Connecticut, for educating Indian youths to be missionaries. He thought that such missionaries would succeed among their fellows better than would the whites,

One of the attractive old and he began his labor with doorways for which Portstwo Indian lads at his home mouth is famous in Lebanon in 1754.

The number of pupils increased until eight years later he had more than twenty under his care.

To aid the work contributions were solicited in various parts of this country, and also in England, where the money collected was put into the hands of a board of trustees headed by the Earl of Dartmouth. Presently, when Mr. Wheelock at the request of the governor of New Hampshire, removed to Hanover to establish a college there, he gave it the name of the English earl.


Mr. Wheelock set out for his new home in August, 1770, and his family and pupils soon followed. The pupils numbered twenty-four, only six of whom were Indians; for his plan of making Indian missionaries had not succeeded as well as he expected. Of forty Indian youths whom he had educated, half had returned to savage life. .

The clergyman's family made the northward journey in a coach, and the pupils walked. As they went on, the roads became so bad they could hardly get along. But at last they reached their destination. There, amid a forest of lofty pines on an extensive plain, a few acres of the trees had been felled, and their trunks and boughs covered the ground in all directions. Two or three small log huts had been built, but these were not enough to shelter all the newcomers, and many of them had to sleep several nights on the ground with pine boughs for beds, and sheltered from the dews and rains by a few boards raised over them on poles.

At the first commencement held in August, 1771, the stage was an outdoor platform of rough-hewn boards to which access was afforded by an inclined hemlock plank. The governor of the colony was present with a retinue of forty fine gentlemen from Portsmouth, and an ox was roasted whole on the Green and served to the populace at the governor's expense.


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WHE Appalachian mountain system, which forms

the eastern rim of the great Mississippi basin, extends from Alabama northward through New England and on into Canada. There are many ranges in this system, for the most part running parallel with each


other, and between the mountain ranges are rivers flowing through valleys that are sometimes narrow, and sometimes many miles broad. The highest peaks are in North Carolina, but Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is a close rival.

This New Hampshire mountain group includes no less than twenty bold peaks, and abounds in wild valleys, deep gorges, lakes, and cascades. The Indians held the White Mountains in much reverence, and believed them to be the abode of the Great Spirit. They affirmed that no one who scaled the sacred heights returned alive, but this did not prevent the first European who wandered into the region in 1642 from climbing Mount Washington. He found many crystals, and for a long time the mountains were called the “Crystal Hills.” The present name refers to the snow which whitens the bare higher summits for so much of the year.

The first settler among the mountains was a hunter who established himself there in 1792. About ten years later a small tavern was built, but there were no hotels for another half century. After that the region rapidly developed as a summer resort and became known as “The Switzerland of America.” Another descriptive title is “The Roof of New England.”

Scattered through the mountains are big palatial hotels, and towns and villages almost wholly devoted to caring for warm-weather visitors. One of these villages is Bethlehem, which is higher up and has more


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