History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Known Period to 1850 (Google eBook)

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Wm. Jas. Hamersley, 1851 - Indians of North America - 500 pages
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I am a reporter and over fifteen years have returned again and again to this book for research. It is incredible. So glad its online. Now I can even read it when I am not in CT. Almost impossible to find anywhere else but CT libraries.

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Page 482 - It may be demanded, Why should you be so furious (as some have said) should not Christians have more mercy and compassion ? But I would \ refer you to David's war, when a people is grown to such a height of blood, and sin against God and man, and all confederates in the action, there he hath no j respect to persons, but harrows them, and saws them, \ and puts them to the sword, and the most terriblest death that may be...
Page 437 - God, therefor, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God, who gave it, and...
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Page 470 - ... feet. The times are exceedingly altered, yea the times are turned upside down ; or rather we have changed the good times, chiefly by the help of the white people. For in times past our forefathers lived in peace, love and great harmony, and had every thing in great plenty.
Page 414 - 'though the natives are at present so thinned as to become like two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough...
Page 150 - This heart (laying his hand upon his breast) is not mine, but yours; I have no men; they are all yours; command me any difficult thing, I will do it; I will not believe any Indians' words against the English; if any man shall kill an Englishman, I will put him to death, were he never so dear to me.
Page 469 - I got to rum, and became again the drunken, contemptible wretch your father remembers me to have been. John, while you live, never again tempt any man to break a good resolution" Socrates never uttered a more valuable precept Demosthenes could not have given it in more solemn tones of eloquence. I was thunderstruck. My parents were deeply affected ; they looked at each other, at me, and at the venerable old Indian, with deep feelings of awe and respect. They afterwards frequently reminded me...
Page 470 - Cou'd all eat together in Peace and Love But alas, it is not so now, all our Fishing, Hunting and Fowling is entirely gone. And we have now begun to Work on our Land, keep Cattle, Horses and Hogs And We Build Houses and fence in Lots...
Page 403 - ... united in one covenant chain; we are resolved that it shall not rust, and will therefore wind it with beaver skins. "Fathers: we are ready to promote good things; and what our uncles, the Six Nations, have promised we will readily concur in on our part. "Fathers: you are the greatest, and you desire us to stay at home, which we promise to do, and we hope that no harm will come to us. "Fathers: we are united with the Six Nations in one common covenant, and this is the belt which is the token...
Page 455 - I am afraid the poor Indians will never stand a good chance with the English in their land controversies ; because they are very poor, they have no money. Money is almighty now-a-days ; and the Indians have no learning, no wit, no cunning : the English have all...

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Connecticut Native American Tribes
deforest, John W. History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Known Period to 1850 [CSL call number: histref E 78 .C7 D4 1991]. ...
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MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT MUSEUM AND RESEARCH CENTER
History of the Indians of Connecticut, From the Earliest Known. Period to 1850. Hartford: William James Hamersley, 1851. RARE E78 .C7 D3 1851. ...
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Native American Resources at the Library
History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Known Period to 1850. De Forest, John William. Hampden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1964 [reprint of 1851 ...
www.library.umass.edu/ instruction/ courseresources/ natam.html

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