Excerpt from Bravest of the Brave: Captain Charles De Langlade When yet a boy but ten years of age, he first went out with an Ottawa war party to sack a Wea town; and as soon as located in Wisconsin, while yet a youth, he led the habitants and Menomonee against the Fox Indians at Butte des Morts; and soon after scattered the Sac from the Green Bay Village. He was born to a soldier's life.
None were found so brave as to attack old Bri tain, the head Chief Of the Miami Confederacy, until word was sent to de Langlade, when he called his Ottawa and Ojibwa savages about him and marching three hundred miles to the banks of the Maumee, killed the chief, and destroyed their village, thus fighting the first battle in the coming French and Indian war, in which he fol lowed every campaign to its close, traveling more miles, and fighting more battles, than any one else, in that long and sanguinary contest, when France lost a continent, and England cradled the revolution.
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