The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore (Google eBook)

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Doubleday, Page, 1921 - Camping - 590 pages
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Page 531 - It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food; no one knows where they are perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs. I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.
Page 527 - I could not understand his language, 1 was surprised and pleased with the natural ease and emphasis, and gesticulation, which carried their own evidence of the eloquence of his sermon. I was singularly struck with the noble efforts of this champion of the mere remnant of a poisoned race...
Page 115 - Tis neither good for man nor beast ; When the wind is in the north, The skilful fisher goes not forth; When the wind is in the south, It blows the bait in the fishes' mouth ; When the wind is in the west, Then 'tis at the very best.
Page 510 - What are the fruits of silence?" he will say: 'They are selfcontrol, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity, and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character.
Page 535 - When the sun died, I went up to heaven and saw God and all the people who had died a long time ago. God told me to come back and tell my people they must be good and love one another, and not fight, or steal, or lie. He gave me this dance to give to my people.
Page 23 - ... young man sought out the noblest height, the most commanding summit in all the surrounding region. Knowing that God sets no value upon material things, he took with him no offerings or sacrifices other than symbolic objects, such as paints and tobacco. Wishing to appear before Him in all humility, he wore no clothing, save his moccasins and breech-clout. At the solemn hour of sunrise or sunset he took up his position, overlooking the glories of earth and facing the "Great Mystery...
Page 115 - When the grass is dry at morning light Look for rain before the night." "When the dew is on the grass Rain will never come to pass.
Page 531 - It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food ; no one knows where they are perhaps freezing to death.
Page 167 - Number 5, white flag, six feet square, with black square in centre, indicates the approach of a sudden and decided fall in temperature. This signal is not to be displayed unless it is expected that the...
Page 528 - Simply to call these people religious," says he, ': would convey but a faint idea of the deep hue of piety and devotion which pervades their whole conduct. Their honesty is immaculate, and their purity of purpose, and their observance of the rites of their religion, are most uniform and remarkable. They are, certainly, more like a nation of saints than a horde of savages.

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