I read a book twenty or more years ago about the Ohio frontier in the early 1800s or late 1700s that was written in the form a diary. I really enjoyed the book, but for the life of me I can't remember the name. Does anybody recall such a book?
I still vividly recall the description of Indians tying a captive to a pole, slitting his belly open, tying his entrails to the pole and forcing him to walk around the pole. Of course, this was practiced long before panties-on-the-head became a serious offense against humanity.
Northwest Passage, by Kenneth Roberts
Does anybody recall such a book?
If I remember right Alan Eckert's "That Dark and Bloody River" has a scene something like that. It follows the story of the Ohio River Valley settlers.
Eckert would take documents and reports of the era and place them in chronological order so that a story unfolded. The incident you mention sounds like the torture/death of Col. Crawford who was captured after a terrible battlefield miscalculation against the Shawnees.