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at the time the whites called ''sprouts '' could do no damage in the cabin. No demand was made on wood to surrender. No parley was held for the man who was to give his name to a county seat was in no yielding mood and the cabin that was to become a courthouse was built for defense.
The only chance for the Indians to kill wood with arrows was to shoot through the loop-holes. A wound from a single arrow no matter were it struck would not be fatal
    and the Indians' bows and arrows were totally ineffective at a distance of one hundred and fifty feet.''the effective fire from the cabin showed the natives
that the place could not be taken by siege without great loss. They therefore made an assault. From the confusion of accounts one can discern something of the tactics of wood. He did not empty all his rifles at the beginning of the fight but reserved some of them especially for an assault. We know that in more than one assault the natives were driven off. If the boy Frank Boden ''wounded with four arrows '' had succeeded in reaching the cabin the natives  

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