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Page 349 - Dutch, so much as know what it was, much less y1 it was a comoditie of that worth & valew. But after it grue thus to be a comoditie in these parts, these Indeans fell into it allso, and to learne how to make it; for ye Narigansets doe geather ye shells of which yey make it from their shors.
Page 379 - The thread is then passed back along the upper side of the cords, and again through each of the beads ; so that each bead is held firmly in its place by means of two threads, one passing under and one above the cords. This process is continued until the belt reaches its intended length, when the ends of the cords are tied, the end of the belt covered and afterwards trimmed with ribbons.
Page 349 - Neither did the English of this plantation, or any other in ye land, till now that they had knowledg of it from ye Dutch, so much as know what it was, much less y' it was a comoditie of that worth & valew.
Page 244 - ... which fashion I thinke came from hence into England. For their weapons, they have bowes and arrowes, some of them headed with bone, and some with brasse : I have sent you some of them for an example.
Page 330 - The left hand grasps the end of the wire, on which are strung the wampum, and, as it were, wraps the beads around the fluted or hollow circumference of the grindstone. While the grindstone is revolving, the beads are held down on to it, and turned round by a flat piece of wood held in the right hand, and by the grinding soon become round and smooth.
Page 383 - ... and that they may all comprehend its meaning, repeat the words pronounced on its delivery in their whole convention. By these means they are enabled to remember the promises reciprocally made by the different parties ; and it is their custom to admit even the young boys, who are related to the chiefs, to their assemblies ; they become early acquainted with all the affairs of the State ; thus the contents of their documents are transmitted to posterity, and cannot be easily forgotten.
Page 427 - Prisoners, that had been carried to France ; then taking the Belt of Wampum in his Hand, and holding it by the Middle, he added, what I have said relates only to one Half of the Belt, the other Half is to let us know, that he intends to kindle again his Fire at Cadarackui next Spring, and therefore invites his Children, and Dekanasora an Onondaga Captain in particular, to treat there with him about the old Chain.
Page 349 - Indeans fell into it allso, and to learne how to make it; for ye Narigansets doe geather ye shells of which yey make it from their shors. And it hath now continued a current comoditie aboute this 20. years, and it may prove a drugg in time. In ye...
Page 312 - Bents of a foote long which they divide to the number of their gamesters, shuffling them first betweene the palmes of their hands ; he that hath more than his fellow is so much the forwarder in his game: many other strange whimseyes be in this game; which would be too long to commit to paper...