Bi-centenary of the Burning of Providence in 1676: Defence of the Rhode Island System of Treatment of the Indians, and of Civil and Religious Liberty. An Address Delivered Before the Rhode Island Historical Society, April 10th, 1876 (Google eBook)

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Providence Press Company, 1876 - Indians of North America - 34 pages
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Page 34 - Ye say their cone-like cabins, That clustered o'er the vale, Have fled away like withered leaves Before the autumn gale ; But their memory liveth on your hills, Their baptism on your shore; Your everlasting rivers speak Their dialect of yore.
Page 34 - YE say they all have passed away, That noble race and brave ; That their light canoes have vanished From off the crested wave ; That 'mid the forest where they roamed There rings no hunter's shout ; But their name is on your waters Ye may not wash it out.
Page 15 - We have found the Indians very faithful in their covenant of peace with us, very loving, and ready to pleasure us. We often go to them, and they come to us. Some of us have been fifty miles by land in the country with them...
Page 17 - Three days and nights my business forced me to lodge and mix with the bloody Pequot ambassadors, whose hands and arms, methought, reeked with the blood of my countrymen, murdered and massacred by them on Connecticut river, and from whom I could not but nightly look for their bloody knives at my own throat also.
Page 17 - English, (excusing the not sending of company and supplies, by the haste of the business,) the Lord helped me immediately to put my life into my hand, and, scarce acquainting my wife, to ship myself, all alone, in a poor canoe, and to cut through...
Page 11 - Sachems, which were subjects to his Majesty, and by his foresaid Commissioners taken into protection, and put under our government, and to us at all times manifested their submission by appearing...
Page 17 - English, the Lord helped me immediately to take my life in my hand, and scarcely acquainting my wife, to ship myself all alone in a poor canoe, and to cut through a stormy wind and great seas, every minute in hazard of my life, to the sachem's home.
Page 15 - We go with them in some cases fifty miles into the country, and walk as safely and peaceably in the woods as in the highways of England. We entertain them familiarly in our houses, and they are friendly in bestowing their venison upon us. They are a people without religion, yet very trusty, quick of apprehension, humorous, and just.
Page 20 - But if you had seen the manner of his carriage, with such daring of me, with his arms akimbo, it would have provoked a very patient man. He hath given out, if I had a purse he would make me empty it, and if he cannot have justice here, he will do wonders in England ; and if he cannot prevail there, he will try it out with me here at blows.
Page 16 - Pometacom, or Metacomet, lived here, and it was from this place the nation of which he was sachem derived its name. These Indians were, however, sometimes called the Wampanoags, or Wamponoags.

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