Quotes by: Zebulon Pike

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Zebulon Pike
Zebulon Pike by Charles Willson Peale, 1808
Born Zebulon Montgomery Pike
January 5, 1779
Lamington, New Jersey, U.S.
Died April 27, 1813(1813-04-27) (aged 34)
York, Ontario, Upper Canada
Cause of death Killed in action
Resting place Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, New York
Nationality American
Occupation General, explorer
Spouse(s) Clarissa Harlow Brown
Parent(s) Zebulon Pike Sr.

Few Indians only had breech cloths, most being wrapped in buffalo robes, otherwise quite naked.
Zebulon Pike
Among various demands and charges I gave them, was, that the said flag should be delivered to me, and one of the United States' flags be received and hoisted in its place.
Zebulon Pike
They were conspiring to desert us in the night and steal some of our horses... we engaged a spy.
Zebulon Pike
Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses, Mr. Henry returns from this place. In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you.
Zebulon Pike
There had so lately been a large force of Spanish cavalry at the village, which had made a great impression on the minds of the young men, as to their power, consequence, which my appearance with 20 infantry was by no means calculated to remove.
Zebulon Pike
American agents... are the only persons authorized to hold councils of a political nature.
Zebulon Pike
At the lodge the chief gave me many particulars which were relative to the late visit of the Spaniards.
Zebulon Pike
I differ materially from Capt. Lewis, in my account of the numbers, manners, and morals of the Sioux.
Zebulon Pike
A young man who is here speaks the Panis language, and in many other respects, is preferable.
Zebulon Pike
Should I be the happy mortal destined to turn the scale of war, will you not rejoice, O my father?
Zebulon Pike
With the dreary season in which we travelled part of the route; with our minds much more actively employed in forming resources for our preservation from famine.
Zebulon Pike
You have already disarmed my men without my knowledge, are their arms to be returned or not?
Zebulon Pike
Strict justice would demand total confiscation of your property, personal imprisonment and fines.
Zebulon Pike
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.
Zebulon Pike
The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush, when compared with these savages.
Zebulon Pike
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