Lives of Celebrated American Indians (Google eBook)

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Rand & Avery, 1855 - Indians - 315 pages
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Page 231 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it; I have killed many; I have fully glutted my vengeance. For my country, I rejoice at the beams of peace; but do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear.
Page 285 - Brother: Continue to listen. You say that you are sent to instruct us how to worship the Great Spirit agreeably to his mind; and, if we do not take hold of the religion which you white people teach, we shall be unhappy hereafter.
Page 284 - But an evil day came upon us. Your forefathers crossed the great waters, and landed on this island. Their numbers were small. They found friends and not enemies. They told us they had fled from their own country for fear of wicked men, and come here to enjoy their religion. They asked for a small seat.
Page 286 - Brother, the Great Spirit has made us all. But He has made a great difference between His white and red children. He has given us a different complexion and different customs. To you He has given the arts; to these He has not opened our eyes. We know these things to be true. Since He has made so great a difference between us in other things, why may we not conclude that He has given us a different religion, according to our understanding?
Page 311 - He has done nothing for which an Indian ought to be ashamed. He has fought for his countrymen, the squaws and papooses, against the white men, who came year after year to cheat them and take away their lands.
Page 283 - Brother: This council fire was kindled by you. It was at your request that we came together at this time. We have listened with attention to what you have said. You requested us to speak our minds freely. This gives us great joy, for we now consider that we stand upright before you and can speak what we think.
Page 285 - Brother, we do not understand these things. We are told that your religion was given to your forefathers, and has been handed down from father to son. We also have a religion, which was given to our forefathers and has been handed down to us, their children. We worship in that way. It teaches us to be thankful for all the favors we receive, to love each other and to be united. We never quarrel about religion.
Page 244 - Then, where of Indian hills the daylight takes His leave, how might you the flamingo see Disporting like a meteor on the lakes And playful squirrel on his nut-grown tree : And every sound of life was full of glee, From merry mock-bird's song, or hum of men ; While hearkening, fearing nought their revelry, The wild deer arch'd his neck from glades, and then, I in! , ul,tre I, sought his woods and wilderness again.
Page 275 - You always told us that you would never draw your foot off British ground, but now, father, we see you are drawing back, and we are sorry to see our father doing so without seeing the enemy. We must compare our father's conduct to a fat dog that carries its tail upon its back, but when affrighted, it drops it between its legs and runs off.
Page 310 - You have taken me prisoner, with all my warriors. I am much grieved, for I expected, if I did not defeat you, to hold out much longer, and give you more trouble before I surrendered. I tried hard to bring you into ambush, but your last general understands Indian fighting-.

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The Online Books Page: Lives of Celebrated American Indians, by ...
Title: Lives of Celebrated American Indians · Author: Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860. Note: Boston: Rand and Mann, 1849 ...
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The Samuel Goodrich Collection
Lives of celebrated American Indians by the author of Peter Parley's tales. Goodrich, Samuel G. 1843. 8o (17 cm) Pp. [4f] [i-iii] iv, [1] 2-315: [2f]. ...
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