National Geographic : 1937 Nov
WHEN RED MEN RULED OUR FORESTS () National Geographic Society Painting by W. Langdon Kihn A WAR WHOOP RINGS OUT. AND THE FARMER DROPS HIS PLOW TO RUN FOR A GUN The Iroquois leader, hideous in war paint, signals his raiding party to advance on the isolated farmhouse. Seldom could the settler and his family escape the surprise attack. The colonial era was not one of continuous border warfare but of periodic outbreaks. Sometimes, after years of peace, the Indians went on the warpath to defend their lands against the whites or to take scalps and thus gain prestige.