Cartoon History: Set 2
Cartoon Set 1: Trials and Execution
Cartoon Set 3: Last Battle and Surrender

Set 2: First Violence


It was in the township of Acton on Sunday, Aug. 17, 1862, that four Indians returning from a fruitless hunt started arguing over a few hen's eggs.  The eggs had been taken from a nest located near the fence on the Robinson Jones farm. 


One of the Indians advised against taking the eggs because they belonged to the farmer.  Another accused him of being afraid because he was a coward and feared the white men.


This wasn't true, he answered, boasting that he hated the white men and had so little fear of them that he would kill one that very day if the others were brave enough to accompany him. 

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